u3 OUR COVER "The Challenge," by artist Joseph R. Corish of Somerville, lawyer, and marine painter. Mr. Corish, who graduated from Harvard and Boston University, served five years as Art Director at Castle Hill Foundation, has lectured on fine arts at various colleges, and as a Director of the North Shore Arts Association and the Copley Society. His paintings have been in various exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Busch Reisinger Museum, at Harvard, Yale, Boston University, Connecticut College, the Jordan Exhibition of Con- temporary New England Artists and various exhibitions where they have won several awards. Specializing in marine painting — his studio is located on the rocky shore of Norman's Woe — his paintings hang in the ward rooms of ships of the Spanish, Portuguese, and United States Navies, and in banks, colleges, court houses, and other public and private institutions. Town of Wilmington Massachusetts board of selectmen le Board of Selectmen is pleased to submit to you the 1970 Annual Report which is a compilation of the tivities of each department and board who have all worked to make Wilmington, our Town. i we enter 1971 we are faced with the inevitable "rising taxes", but then this has been a way of life no itter how far back in history one may choose to explore. .ke for example the Board of Selectmen's message, in part, from the 1961 Annual Report: "Wilmington is going to be faced with serious financial problems in the near future. We already have a substantial burden of debt. This could become overwhelming. The public debt is going to be increased constantly as the Town requires more schools, other public buildings, and services. The rate of that increase must be deterrriined by careful planning and wise decision. "You, the taxpayers, must make the ultimate decision. You and only you are invested with the legal authority to appropriate the money needed to finance these projects. Obviously, it is imperative that the financing be planned and executed with care. Priorities must be established according to the immediatene s s of the need of each project. Those needed most must be provided first. All others must be postponed. " le words of that Board of Selectmen were as true then as they are now. ; we approach the 1971 Town Meeting, we will all be faced with a most difficult decision which is "how uch can we afford". In arriving at this decision we should not lose sight of the fact that our municipal rvices must continue to grow, as they have each year, in order to make Wilmington a better community which to live . our Board of Selectmen is aware of the many problems that face the Town, and we will continue to provide e necessary leadership to solve them in a businesslike manner. 3 we face these new challenges, we will be without the services of Mrs. Wavie M. Drew who has announced at she will retire at the end of her present term. We, as a Board, pay tribute to Mrs. Drew for her t.tiring efforts as a devoted servant of the Town over the years and wish her good health in the years ( come. Respectively submitted, Bruce Mac Donald, Chairman Wavie M. Drew James R. Miceli James F. Banda Carl A. Backman, Jr. 1 1 ow'x OF Wilmington MASSACHUSETTS 01887 OFFICE OF THE TOWN MANAGER AREA CODE 6 658-3311 To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and Citizens of Wilmington: If you are just a little tired of hearing that: drugs, crime and vandalism are destroying local government, and that our total collapse is just around the corner the economic future of our Cities and Towns is probably oblivion our problems of rising educational cost, state welfare cost, and environment protection cost are utterly insoluble . . . . then may I suggest another point of view. It is just possible that: they aren't and it won't it may not be they aren't .... if we dedicate a little time and effort to creative solutions to municipal problems which are not alway time tested but innovative. Wilmington has always been willing to move ahead of the crowd, with the results historically of being able to control its tax rate better than most of its neighbors, according to the population and tax rate figures released by the State Tax Commission of Massachusetts. The ship of State to be sure is plowing through turbulent waters which should create for us all an oppor- tiinity to do better, use our skills and imagination, and chart a new course for our future well-being as it pertains to the Town of Wilmington. During the past year, we either completed or started on the followin projects. Established Goals and Objectives for the future development of Wilmington. Created a Capital Improvement Program using the sophisticated advanced financial and planning tool of computer technology to develop cost data for future implementation. A listing of these projects follows this letter. Started municipal equipment cost accounting and public utility cost controls on rising cost centers within our government. 2 Hired professional consultants and well qualified department heads to give us the best opportunity to provide problem solving technique and quality service. To be more specific, I refer to the addition of the services of Avco of Wilmington; our planning consultant, Prof. Charles Eliot of Harvard; our professional Sealer of Weights & Measures, Mr. Martin Farrell; our new professional Library Director, Mr. J. Slinn; and our new professional Recreation Director, Mr. Kenneth Zucker. Ken just completed his Master's degree in Recreation. Encouraged the professional development of other Town employees with special courses at Salem State College, Bentley College, Lowell Technical Institute, University of Mass. , Boston College, Northeastern University, Harvard University and others. Final approval of land assembly project for a future Industrial Park through the hard work of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority. Instigated a new system of tax title foreclosures to speed up the process of making non- revenue producing property a future asset instead of a current tax liability. Accepted State and Federal funds for the sanitary sewer interceptor extension project. Created a Town Hall Annex with added health personnel and inspection services. Started a night patrol of our schools and other Town buildings through our volunteer Civil Defense unit to help control vandalism. Constructed the Salem Street wellfield and pipe lines for the protection and development of this natural resource which is vital to any community, and which is thinking of the well- being of its citizens of the future. Finalized the planning and administrative tool called the Comprehensive Master Plan for better land use and control of the future environment and present community assets. A summary report of this plan is found in the back of this Annual Report. Funded the acquisition of land and buildings to preserve and expand the Silver Lake recreation area, and acquired conservation land. Approved future site acquisition and development of additional public housing for the elderly. Greatly expanded our recreation program for all age brackets, and the construction of additional recreation facilities. Sponsored many improvements to our Zoning laws. Building By-law and created a new High Density Traffic Business District to control the best use of our land. Joined a regional drug rehabilitation program to help control the misuse of dangerous narcotics. 3 From this limited listing of past and current events, you can readily see that your government is involved, and we believe constructively, in almost all phases of community living. Our goal, that is to say, of the paid full time employees is to become more qualified in our jobs, to protect with your help the physical environment of our water, air, and lands, and to provide essential services for the citizen, who chose to to reside in Wilmington. I wish to acknowledge that the progress, which has been made over the past year, is due to the leadership provided by the Board of Selectmen, and the outstanding caliber and cooperation of all department heads and employees. The Town of Wilmington will benefit most of all in the future by your presence at Town Meeting. Please plan to attend. Respectfully submitted. Sterling C. fiMorri Town Manager Municipal Shopping List of Capital Needs Name 1 School 2 Sidewalks 3 Public Works Equip. 4 Police Vehicles 5 Dump 6 Fire Station Land 7 Fire Sub-Station 8 Recreation 9 Traffic Lights Yr. 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 Capital Cost $13, 600, 000 50, 000 etc. 60, 000 etc. 9, 000 etc. 400, 000 20, 000 180, 000 200, 000 15, 000 etc. Financing 20 yr. bond Tax Tax Tax 3% down, 20 yr. bond Tax 3 yr. stabiliz. fund 10 yr. bond in 4th yr. 5% down, 10 yr. bond Tax Annual Op. Expense 0, 0, 42, 000, '84, 000, etc. Reimbur sem« $6, 120, 000 30, 000, etc. 0, 0, 0, 54, 000, etc. 100, 000 500, etc. 4 Name rown Hall Yr. Capital Cost 71 $ 250,000 A. utomat. Scrubbers 71 Police Station Addition 71 Youth Center 71 Tennis Courts 71 Tennis Court Lights 71 Skating Rink 71 Ambulance 72 Fire Brush Truck 72 Conservation 72 Arterial Streets 72 Street Lights 72 Sewers 72 Maintenance Garage 73 School Sidewalks 73 Parking Lot 73 Cemetery 74 Arterial Streets 74 Historical District 74 Water 74 IDrains 75 Arterial Streets 76 2, 000 etc. 75, 000 50, 000 13, 000 etc. 5, 500 etc. 500, 000 25, 000 20, 000 25, 000 etc. 200, 000 7, 000 etc. 12, 000, 000 40, 000 30, 000 80, 000 40, 000 200, 000 100, 000 1, 700, 000 2, 000, 000 200, 000 Financing 3 yr. stabiliz. fund Tax in 4th yr. 10 yr. bond in 5th yr. Tax 3% down, 3 yr. bond Tax Tax Tax 4% down, 15 yr. bond Tax Tax Tax 5% down, 10 yr. bond Tax 20 yr. bond 10% down, 5 yr. bond Tax 5% down, 10 yr. bond 10% down, 5 yr. bond 5% down, 5 yr. bond 10% down, 5 yr. bond 20 yr. bond 2% down, 20 yr. bond 5% down, 5 yr. bond Annual Op. Expense 9, 000 in 6th yr. Re imbu r s e me nt 3, 000, etc. 900, etc. 30, 000, etc. 5, 000, etc. 12, 500 18, 750etc. 3, 000, 000 50, 000 IFor bonded projects: level principal payments with interest rate = 5. 5 percent Water and sewer projects (projects 22 and 29) are assumed self-supporting 5 Directory of Officials - January 1, 1970 - 1971 Board of Selectmen Bruce MacDonald, Chairman Wavie M. Drew James F. Banda James R. Miceli Carl A. Backman, Jr. Town Manager Sterling C. Morris Moderator John M. Callan School Coinmittee John Brooks, Chairman Walter J. McNamara, Vice Chairman L. Barbara Hooper, Secretary Nancy H. Clark Arnold F. Lanni Diana C. Imbimbo Superintendent of Schools Walter H. Pierce Finance Committee Harry T. Stewart, Jr. , Chairman Christian G. Bachman, Vice Chairman Rodney E. Laughton, Secretary Richard V. Barry Hugh H. Callahan Richard D. Howlett Charles F. Mather Madelyn A. McKie Arthur F. Spear, Jr. Boards, Committees, and Commissions - January 1, 1970 - 1971 )peal, Board of )bert E. Jennings, Chairman rank F. Santo, Secretary II Iward T. Welch Llliam A. Caperci, Associate ter Enos, Associate orge G. Robertie, Associate ssessors, Board of ithony E. Krzeminski, Principal Dy P. McClanahan ive M. Sheldon irter Lecture Fund Committee adelon C. Slater, Chairman arjorie M. Emery, Secretary cqueline C. Piatt ildred E. Neilson snneth H. Wilson ;metery Commissioners illis C. Lyford, Chairman illiam F. Cavanaugh tiomas H. McMahon ■onservation Commission rthur W. Bureau, Chairman rsula M. Leahy, Vice Chairman armello F. Colombo me Curley obert G. Gamlin rancis A. Ottati avid J. Townley rug Committee ester E. White, Chairman laire Cabral obert Crispo a.mes Durkee onald Garland ean D. Kritter eorge A. Mosher lections Officers arold E. Melzar, Warden tanley Webber, Deputy Warden Catherine E. Leverone, Clerk >oretta R. Caira, Dep. Clerk lildred A. Dolan, Inspector )live M. Sheldon, Inspector lorence A. Balkus, Dep. Inspector Elizabeth Cavanaugh, Dep. Inspector 1971 1973 1972 1971 1971 1971 1973 1973 1973 1971 1972 1972 1973 1971 1973 1972 1971 1973 1971 1971 1972 Annually Health, Board of Joseph A. Paglia, Chairman 1972 Marion C. Boylen 1973 James J. Durkee 1971 Housing Authority Earl W. Zimmerman, Chairman 1973 Rep. of State Housing Board Wilson J. Belbin, Vice Chairman 1971 Florence E. Borofsky, Secretary 1972 Charles F. Lounsbury, Treasurer 1975 Library Trustees Shirley F. Callan, Chairman 1972 Albert J. Blackburn, Jr. , Secretary 1973 E. Hayward Bliss 1973 Philip B. Buzzell 1972 Evelyn M. Norton 1971 Roland I. Wood 1971 Park 8i Recreation Commission Charlotte Stewart, Chairman 1973 Carl A. Backman 1971 Americo Catalano 1971 John J. Waugh 1972 Joseph H. Woods Jr. 1973 Permanent Building Committee Robert B. Michelson, Chairman 1971 Raymond G. McClure, Secretary 1973 William R. Harrison 1973 David A. Holbrook 1972 Arthur R. Smith, Jr. 1972 Planning Board William G. Hooper, Jr. , Chairman 1974 Morton Grant, Secretary 1973 A. Daniel Gillis 1972 William J. Hanlon 1971 Zane Bower 1972 Redevelopment Authority Raymond A. McNamara, Chairman 1971 Rene J. LaRivee, Vice Chairman 1972 Robert F. Leahy, Sec. & Acting Director 1973 Richard W. Thackeray, Treasurer 1974 Milton L. Bradford, Asst. Treasurer 1974 Regional Vocational/Technical School Committee Eugene L. Kritter 1971 Frank H. McLean 1973 7 Boards, Committees, and Commissions Advisory Committees Registrars, Board of F. Talbot Emery, Chairman Mary G. Condrey Robert L. Cavanaugh Esther L. Russell, Clerk Trustees of Trust Funds Harold E. Melzar, Chairman Mary E. Denault, Secretary Arnold C. Blake Water & Sewer Commissioners Arnold C. Blake, Chairman Vincent R. McLain Robert Mullarky Personnel Advisory Board 1972 A. John Imbimbo 1974 Thomas L. Mitchell 1973 Robert J. Woods By-Law Study Committee Joan M. Bachman, Chairman 1973 Stella Courtney 1972 Milton B. Cram 1971 John E. Nealon Stanley Webber 1971 Ice Skating Rink Committee 1972 Carl A. Backman 1973 Florence C. Ryan David W. Trickett Officers 8; Department Heads - January 1, 1970 - 1971 Accountant Robert H. Peters Administrative Assistant Mary E. Denault Animal Inspector Joseph V. Balestrieri Building Inspector Roy P. McClanahan Cemetery Superintendent Francis E. Downs Constables Arthur J. Kelley, A. John Imbimbo Director of Recreation Kenneth J. Zucker Dog Officer Joseph V. Balestrieri Engineer Arthur E. Harding, Jr. Fence Viewer Edmund H. Sargent, Maurice D. O'Neil Fire Chief Arthur J. Boudreau Gas Inspector William R. Harrison Highway Superintendent . Robert P. Palmer Ipswich River Watershed Commission Bruce MacDonald Librarian John D. J. Slinn Medical Agent, Board of Health Gerald A, Fagan, M. D. Metropolitan Area Planning Council Madelyn A. McKie Milk Inspector Ernest F. Romano Nurse, Public Health Anne Butters, R. N, Nurses, School Helen E. Martin, R.N. , Sylvia Levine, R.N. Physician, School Gerald A. Fagan, M. D. Plumbing Inspector William R. Harrison Public Buildings Superintendent " Fredericks. Jaeschke Police Chief Paul J. Lynch Sealer of Weights and Measures Martin P. Farrell Slaughtering Inspector Ernest F. Romano Town Clerk Esther L. Russell Town Clerk (Assistant) Margaret A. Wagstaff Town Collector Marion C. Murphy Town Collector (Deputy) Catherine P. Lindmark Town Counsel Alan Altman Town Sanitarian Ernest F. Romano Town Treasurer Mary E. Denault T reasurer (Assistant) Elizabeth R. Fosgate Tree Warden h Moth Superintendent Thomas O. Sullivan Veteran's Agent Paul A. Farrell Water Superintendent Kenneth C. Motschman Wire Inspector Charles L. Webster Veteran's Grave Officer Paul A. Farrell 8 Board of Assessors RECAPITULATION - 1970 otal Appropriation (Taxation) $6, 433, 004. 39 otal Appropriation (Available Funds) 181, 783. 30 $6, 614, 787. 69 mount Necessary to Satisfy Final Court Judgements otal Deficits :hool Lunch Program ree Public Libraries atural Resources, Self Help Program ppropriation Overdrafts ounty Retirement Assessment ounty Tax ounty Tax (1969 Underestimates) ounty Hospital Assessment Late Recreation Areas cate Recreation Areas (1969 Underestimates) Metropolitan Districts Area Charge Lass. Bay T ransporation Authority iotor Vehicle Excise Tax Bills )swich River Watershed District .)swich River Watershed District (1969 Underestimates) verlay of Current Year ■ 143, 477. 36 $ 608,447.80 Gross Amount to be Raised $7, Z23, 235. 49 ess Estimated Receipts and Available Funds: 7, 050. 00 7, 560. 50 33, 977. 68 3, 118. 75 5, 500. 00 11, 871. 72 95, 550. 00 103, 442. 49 8, 796. 42 11, 652. 06 19, 462. 44 375. 83 65, 075. 46 87, 925. 00 1, 550. 85 1, 509. 47 551. 77 143, 477 36 970 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid and Agency Funds $1,415, 502. 06 [otor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 378, 861. 97 icense s 4, 000. 00 ines 4, 322. 00 pecial Assessments 9,263. 09 eneral Government 6, 056. 98 rotection of Persons and Property 12, 124. 39 ealth and Sanitation 4, 552. 44 ighways 4, 981. 04 chool (Local Receipts of School Committee) 2, 235. 80 ibraries 1,210. 54 emeterie s 6, 152. 67 iterest 91,901. 03 arm Animal 213. 69 mbulance Collections 3, 003. 00 ewer Revenue 18, 517. 98 lisc. Receipts 8, 501. 86 Total Estimated Receipts $1, 971, 400. 54 verestimates 2, 148. 95 oted From Available Funds 181, 783. 30 otal Available Funds 183, 932. 25 Total Estimated Receipts $2, 155, 332. 79 Net Amount to be Raised by Taxation $5, 067, 902. 70 9 Town Collector TOTAL COMMITMENTS - 1970 $5, 629, 472. 5f 1970 Real Estate 1970 Water Liens 1970 App. Street Betterment Committed Interest 1970 App. Water Betterment Committed Interest 1970 Motor Vehicle Excise 1970 Personal Property 1970 Farm 1969 Motor Vehicle Excise 1968 Motor Vehicle Excise App. Street Betterment - Paid in Full Committed Interest App. Water Betterment - Paid in Full Committed Interest 4, 918, 288. 2C| 10, 955. 711 5, 144. 5t' Z, 242. 7( , 6, 064. 92I 2, 721. 7f'!i 456, 473. 611 152, 600. 7C( 162. 3?! 68, 081. IE 9. 9C 2, 820. 84 ! 25. 58;; 1, 975. Ti- 14. 6^ COLLECTIONS - 1970 1970 1969 Others Real Estate Water Liens App. Street Betterment Committed Interest App. Water Betterment Committed Interest Motor Vehicle Excise Personal Property- Farm Animal App. Street Betterment Paid in Full Committed Interest App. Water Betterment Paid in Full Committed Interest Interest & Costs - All Years Municipal Lien Certificates and Certificates Dis. Betterments Ambulance Advertising Charges Registry of Motor Vehicle Releases Water Department Collections TOTAL COLLECTIONS $4, 638, 886. 62 9, 120. 08 4, 834. 77 2, 166. 68 4, 461. 34 2, 028. 70 350, 718. 13 71, 954. 40 162. 38 2, 820. 84 25. 58 1, 975. 77 14. 64 20, 365. 80 849. 00 3, 379. 00 27. 50 182. 00 337, 897. 76 $184, 086. 96 1, 727. 10 1 14. 74 62. 36 580. 12 336. 04 71, 751. 91 3, 739. 20 40, 802. 82 530. 9C 78. 02: 52. 28. 465. 73) 314. 03' 4, 986. 52 5. 25 $5, 761, 504. 97 10 Board of Registrars a accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3, of the Town By-Laws, meetings of the Board of Registrars are eld on the second Monday of each month for the registration of voters and the conduct of business. Under Ihapter 626 of the Acts of 1958, this meeting is open to the public and the press, and it is so posted in the 'own Hall. rhis was a busy year, with Town meetings. State Primaries and a State Election. The board met many ' venings to certify names on nomination papers, and Warrant Articles. There were many drastic changes n the election laws this year, especially the fact that 18, 19 and 20 year olds may be registered to vote Lnd the residence requirement is now only six months. Also, there is no requirement for the voter to be bble to read or write. Yomen, married prior to January 1, must re-register under their marriage name. Naturalized citizens must have their naturalization papers with them when registering. in order to keep the voting list as up to date as possible, the Board annually compares the voting list with ihe yearly census, If a voter's name does not appear in the census, it is subject to removal from the /oting register. (Jew residents are requested to notify the Board of Registrars of the date which they take residence in the lown. Any change of address within the town during the year should be brought to the attention of the Board o that your name will not be removed from the voting list inadvertently. "his year we have had two resignations from the board. . .Mr. Joseph P. Ring and Mrs. Margaret Imbimbo. Ar. Robert L. Cavanaugh was elected to fill Mr. Ring's term and Mrs. Mary G. Condrey was appointed inanimously to fill the vacancy caused by Mrs. Imbimbo's resignation. Mr. F. Talbot Emery was elected -s our new Chairman. 1970 POPULATION - (estimated) 17, 100 1970 DOGS LISTED - 1,963 HEGISTERED VOTERS AS OF JANUARY 1, 1970 (estimated) Democrats Republicans Undeclared 3, 030 1, 145 3, 023 7, 198 Total 11 Town Clerk Vital Statistics - Chapter 46, General Laws as Amended: Births - final figure for 1969 Births - actually recorded to date for 1970 285 276 Marriage Intentions recorded 210 Marriages recorded 220 Deaths recorded 93 Chapter 46, Section 15: 1 The Town Clerk will furnish to parents, householders, physicians, and registered hospital medical office i applying therefor, blanks for the return of births as required by law. | Chapter 46, Section 15: J Nineteen (19) Burial Permits have been issued by the Town Clerk as Special Agent for the Board of Healthil in 1970. Two (2) transfers within Wildwood Cemetery and eight (8) out-of-state deaths reported and filed Permits and Certificates of Registration for the Storage of Inflammables: These licenses must be registered by the owner or occupant of the land, or by the holder of the license in i the Town Clerk's office on or before April 30 of each year. Notification will be sent on or about March If not registered by law, the license may be revoked by the licensing authority after a public hearing. in this office. TOWN RECORDS Inflammable s 94 Other records: Uniform Commercial Code recordings Uniform Commercial Code terminations Federal Tax Lien recordings Dog Licenses issued as of January 15, 1971 Duplicate dog tags issued - January 15, 1971 Business Certificates recorded Business Certificates recorded (women doing business on separate checking acct. ) Business withdrawals Fish & Game licenses Pole Locations 612 39 27 1685 31 20 2 2 901 25 12 ither Records: (continued) Medical Registration Bazaars and Raffles Identification liquor purchase cards 7 9 Ither Service s: Keep minutes of Annual and Special Town Meetings up to date. (Certify same when requested. ) Town Clerk has complete charge of elections. Record election results. Send State election results to State House forthwith. Keep Jury List up to date. Draw Jurors when court orders come through. Certified an estimated (200) copies of Births, Marriages and Deaths. Certified (3Z0) estimated births - Abstract form - used for school entrances, drivers' licenses, out of state travel and job applications. Proof of residence; by letter or card - undetermined number. Miscellaneous sales of books and maps - undetermined number. Receive writs against the Town and forward copies of same to the Town Counsel. Occasionally appear in Court for the Town when summoned - producing all papers and maps required. Complete notes of the Town as received from the Town Treasurer - after approval by Selectmen. Certify same. Record Board of Appeal Decisions - Keep file of decisions by Town Counsel. Record minutes and decisions of the Planning Board. Keep a file of Annual Reports. Keep a file of all zoning and Town By-Law changes as approved by the Attorney General. Swear Town Officers to the faithful performance of their duties and keep a record of same. Accept business registrations and keep a file for public use. The Town Clerk, in her capacity as a Justice of the Peace, certified an undetermined number of legal papers for town officers. Married couples by appointment when presented with the proper c redentials . By virtue of her office, the Town Clerk is clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this capacity, I have - Met with the Board on regular meetings and special meetings. Kept the minutes of the Board up to date. Worked with the Police on the census. Kept the voting list up to date. Registered voters during office hours. Supervised the distribution and filing of Nomination papers. Prepared the ballot and ordered the printing of same. Supervised the printing of the "Persons' Listed" book. Hired election workers. Prepared payrolls for election workers. rhere is a new supply of books, "Births, Marriages and Deaths" from 1730 to 1898, compiled by James E. •velley available at the Town Clerk's office for the price of $2. 00 per copy. 13 Town Counsel In accordance with the requirements of the Town By-Laws, I submit herewith my report as Town Counsel covering the year 1970. A. On January 1, 1970, there were pending the following actions by or against the Town (exclusive of actions in which the Town was merely summoned as trustee, and in which it had no interest, and of tax lien foreclosure proceedings in the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board Beatrice G. Swenson v. Town of Wilmington, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages for land taking). Richard Donahue v. Town of Wilmington, etal. Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action to recover damages for blasting). City of Boston v. Town of Wilmington, Suffolk Superior Court (Action to recover $2, 174. 62 for aid to various indigent persons). Harvey Lobdell v. Board of Appeals, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition in equity for appeal for variance of zoning by-laws). Paul Bongiorno, etal v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages for land taking). Town of Wilmington v. Magee Construction Company, Inc. of Arlington, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Action to restrain the removal of soil, loam, sand or gravel). Androniki Gaglione v. Thomas B. Brennan, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages). Glen Avenue Realty Corp. , Inc. v. Board of Health, Superior Court on appeal to Supreme Judicial Court (Petition for writ of mandamus to require issuance of sanitary permit). James A. Demos v. Town of Wilmington, etal, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Action to recover for property damage). Fiilton Railing, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, Essex Superior Court (Action to recover balance due on contract). Milk Street Construction Company v. Town of Wilmington, American Arbitration Association (Claim for arbitration before American Arbitration Association concerning building contract). Joseph Scaro, etal v. County of Middlesex, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment of damages for land taking). Town of Wilmington v. John Benevento, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Action to restrain the remove of soil, loam, sand or gravel). 14 Wales Co. dba Brewsters of Massachusetts, etal v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court Claim for money had and received; money paid by mistake). Avco Corporation v. Board of Assessors, Supreme Judicial Court (Finding for appellant, Avco corporation, and on appeal to Supreme Judicial Court). William Bowers, Jr. , etux v. County of Middlesex, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for .ssessment of damages for land taking). City of Boston v. Treasurer & Receiver-General of the Commonwealth, etals, Middlesex Superior lourt (Declaratory action by City of Boston to reduce its proportionate assessment of MDC charges by .pproximately 1. 7 million dollars and cause the same to be redistributed). Robert W. Wisleder, etux v. County of Middlesex, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for .ssessment of damages for land taking). David B. Hill, etux v. County of Middlesex, etals, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assessment »f damages for land taking). Timothy P. Benoit, etux v. County of Middlesex, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for assess- nent of damages for land taking). Fred Drinkwater, dba v. Milk Street Construction Co. ,Inc. etal Suffolk Superior Court (Petition to jstablish a statutory lien). Joseph J. Flynn, Inc. , v. Board of Appeals, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Appeal from decision )f the Board of Appeals). Richardson Electrical Co. , Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Demand for direct )ayment under Chapter 30, section 39F). Carl M. Jensen, etals v. Board of Appeals, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (A ppeal from decision of ioard of Appeals). Robert P. Stevens, Tr. , etal v. Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners Middlesex Superior Court Claim for money had and received). Town of Wilmington v. Outdoor Advertising Board, Middlesex Superior Court (Petition for review of ssuance of permit for outdoor billboard). i-There are pending as of January 1, 1971, 45 separate petitions for abatements before the Appellate Tax Board, many involving claims for several different years. B. (1) During the year 1970, the following new actions were brought against the Town or its officers or agents: - Massachusetts General Hospital v. Town of Wilmington, Municipal Court of the City of Boston (Action bo recover $108. 64 for aid to indigent persons). Massachusetts General Hospital v. Town of Wilmington, Municipal Court of the City of Boston (Action to recover $177. 45 for aid to indigent persons). Jackson Brothers, Inc. v. Board of Appeals, Middlesex Superior Court (Appeal from decision of the Board of Appeals). 15 Carl M. Jensen, etal v. Robert E. Jennings (Board of Appeals), Middlesex Superior Court, (Appeal from decision of Board of Appeals granting special permit). John J. Elia v. Bruce MacDonald, etals, Middle sex Supe rior Court (Petition for writ of certiorari concerning revocation of a gasoline storage license). B. (2) During the year 1970, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf of the Town: - Town of Wilmington v. Dorchester Minot Co-operative Bank, Middlesex Superior Court (Suit to recovei money deposited for completion of municipal services under the Subdivision Control Law). Town of Wilmington v. James King, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Ejectment subsequent to property being acquired by the Town). Town of Wilmington v. Paul McCabe, dba Middlesex Superior Court (Petition to enforce Sanitary Code] Town of Wilmington v. Urena Kleynen, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Ejectment sub- sequent to property being acquired by the Town). 1 Town of Wilmington v. Marcia A. Murphy, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Ejectment subsequent to property being acquired by the Town). C. During the year 1970, the following actions by or against the Town were finally disposed of: - 1 I City of Boston v. Town of Wilmington, Suffolk Superior Court (Disposed of by agreement for neither i party). | i Town of Wilmington v. Dorchester Minor Co-operative Bank, Middlesex Superior Court (Disposed ', of by payment of $9, 728. 71 to the Town of Wilmington). j James A. Demos v. Town of Wilmington, etal. Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed of by payment of $208. 84 by the insurance company to the plaintiff). i Joseph J. Flynn, Inc. v. Board of Appeals, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Final Decree dismissing • bill) '. Town of Wilmington v. James King, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed of by execution for possession). Massachusetts General Hospital v. Town of Wilmington, Municipal Court of the City of Boston (Dis- posed of by payment of execution in the amount of $60. 00). Massachusetts General Hospital v. Town of Wilmington, Municipal Court of the City of Boston (Dis- posed of by payment of execution in the amount of $80. 00). Town of Wilmington v. Paul McCabe dba, Middlesex Superior Court (Disposed of by final decree restraining respondent). Milk Street Construction Company v. Town of Wilmington, American Arbitration Association (Disposeci of by arbitrator's award in the amount of $30, 628. 47 and payment to the contractor on behalf of the Permanent Building Committee). Town of Wilmington v. Outdoor Advertising Board, Middlesex Superior Court (Disposed of by final decree dismissing bill after expiration of permit for billboard). 16 Richardson Electrical Co. , Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, Middlesex Superior Court (Disposed of by lyment of execution in the amount of $1, 800. 00 being the balance due from the Town to the general mtractor). Town of Wilmington v. Urena Kleynen, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed of by cecution for possession). Town of Wilmington v. Magee Construction Co. , Inc. of Arlington, etal Middlesex Superior Court )isposed of by final decree regulating gravel removal). City of Boston v. Treasurer & Receiver-General of the Commonwealth, etals, Middlesex Superior ourt (Disposed of by final decree dismissing bill on petition of the City of Boston for reduction of its jwerage charges). Town of Wilmington v. Marcia A. Murphy, Fourth District Court of Eastern Middlesex (Disposed of by <ecution for possession). Carl M. Jensen, etals v. Board of Appeals, etal, Middlesex Superior Court (Remanded back to the oard of Appeals for further action). Fulton Railing, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, Essex Superior Court (Disposed of by agreement for sither party after payment of balance due on contract). Glen Avenue Realty Corp. , Inc. v. Board of Health, Superior Court on appeal to Supreme Judicial lourt (Disposed of by dismissal of petition after appeal to Supreme Judicial Court). Avco Corporation v. Board of Assessors, Supreme Judicial Court (Disposed of by dismissal of petition iter appeal to Supreme Judicial Court). Fred Drinkwater dba v. Milk Street Construction Co. , Inc. , etal Suffolk Superior Court (Disposed of by nal decree dismissing Bill of Complaint). Town Treasurer ash on Hand - January 1, 1970 Ceceipts disbursements i;ash on Hand - December 31, 1970 avestments: )uring 1970 the program of investing idle esulting profit of $28, 276. 13. 589, 527. 29 13, 610, 800. 50 13, 334, 569. 45 865, 758. 34 s from Bond Issues and Revenue Funds was continued with a 17 Planning Board Another busy year has been concluded by the Planning Board. Not only do the members spend late hours at our meetings, but they are active also in other planning functions: (a) Region 5A of the Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards (Director; Secretary) (b) Member and alternate to SILC (Subregional Intertown Liaison Committee) ' (c) Metropolitan Area Planning Council (member, and consultant on the Executive Committee) (d) Planning Board representative at Board of Appeals hearings (e) Ad Hoc committee for School Building Needs - '4 Each of these functions has a bearing on planning for the Tov^n of Wilmington. The M. F. P. B. gives us contact with other towns in the area. Many of our problems are similar in nature, and a solution found elsewhere can possibly be adapted to our particular situation. Also we can help some one else. SILC was originally formed to combat the proposal of the D. P. W. to slice through several towns (includinj.| Wilmington) with a new Route 6Z. This road has been variously described as a "boulevard", a "highway ; between 1Z8 and 495", "not a superhighway", "for local traffic", etc. The indications are that the D. P. W. 's intended layouts could seriously further impair our north-south travel within the town. The M. A. P. C. has become increasingly more valuable. In addition to reports and recommendations, i approval by this Agency is required on certain projects that are funded in part by the Federal government:'! For example, intercession of the M. A. P. C. into the Richmond Street Bridge project should insure grantir i of our requests for improved drainage, better approaches, and the addition of sidewalk layout on the bridg ' Some of the statistics for last year include: (1) Eleven public hearings held. These ran the gamut of subdivision rescissions, definitive plans fo subdivisions, and articles for Town Meetings. (2) Six decisions on new subdivisions. Two were conditionally approved, and four were rejected for ' cause. (3) Three decisions on subdivision modifications. Two were approved, and one was disapproved. (4) Incompleted subdivision. After hearings, two had approval rescinded. Three lost their bondsa to the Town. (5) Ninety plans "not requiring approval" were submitted. Of these, 69 were signed, 17 were rejecte? and 4 were withdrawn by the applicants. 18 ; (6) Underground wiring. Planning Board Rules and Regulations now stipulate that all new subdivisions must have all wiring placed underground. Not only will this improve the aesthetics, but also negates the possibility of wiring falling to the ground during ice or wind storms. (7) Wet Lands protection. The Planning Board's proposal under Flood Plain Zoning went "down the drain" at the Annual Town Meeting. Although a majority of voters agreed, we failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote. It is still our contention that the State Statutes do not provide the protection needed. It should be noted that almost 30% of Wilmington is considered as being "wet", and at least our streams could be protected. (8) High Density Zoning. This was initiated by a request from the Board of Selectmen to give them a tool to further control certain uses that had been allowed under General Business and Industrial Zones. The Special Town Meeting overwhelmingly endorsed the concept proposed by the Planning Board. (9) Capital Budget Planning. In order to provide the Finance Committee, the Town Manager, and the Town Meetings with variable data on capital expenditures, the Planning Board funded a capital budget planning project through Avco Computer Services. The first step is expected to be avail- able for the March 1971 Town Meeting. It is planned to continue the project so that a Financial Model will be constructed. (10) Citizens' Advisory Committees. General meetings have been held with many interested citizens attending. Expansion of activities will be forthcoming in certain areas. (11) 701 Project. Last, but not least, the 701 project (also known as the "Master Plan") is completed. Because of the great amount of detail in the complete report, a concise summary is presented in the Annual Town Report. I'he five member volunteer board is supported by a professional planning consultant (Prof. Charles W. ;iiot), a part-time clerk (Mrs. Evelyn Burke), a part-time planner (Mr. Denis Hazam), and the services f the Town Engineer (Mr. Arthur Harding). Without them, it would have been difficult to continue to try o make Wilmington a better place to call home. i By-law Study Committee Lt the 1970 Annual Town Meeting, the By-Law Study Committee was granted a one year extension of time D complete the assigned study as set forth under Article 3 1 of the Annual Town Meeting of March 8, 1969. i'he committee has continued to meet regularly on a bi-weekly schedule with extra meetings and work essions for re-writing and editing of the By-Laws. We have continued interviewing Town officials and ave evaluated their recommendations. Consideration has been given to the By-Laws of comparable ' ommunitie s . Lfter a series of discussions with Town Counsel, the recommended "By-Laws of the Inhabitants of Wilmington" as revised, were presented to the Board of Selectmen for inclusion as a Warrant Article for (tie March, 1971 Town Meeting. 19 Police Department I hereby respectfully submit my Annual Report of the activities of the Wilmington Police Department the year 1970. for ARRESTS TRAFFIC ARRESTS Assault & Battery 42 Drivers License Violation Breaking & Entering & Larceny 96 Endangering Disorderly Conduct 71 Leaving the Scene of Accident Drunkenne s s 104 Operating under Influence Juvenile s 158 Operating Unregistered, Uninsured Sex Offenses 16 Speeding All Others 117 Using Motor Vehicle Without Authority 604 Others COMPLAINTS & MISCELLANEOUS Assaults Reported; Larceny Complaints: (continued) Gun 4 Theft of Auto Parts Knife 6 Theft of Bicycles Hands, Feet, etc. 3 Theft from Buildings Other Dangerous Weapon 50 All Other Larceny Others, Not Aggravated 49 Licenses to Carry Firearms Issued Automobile Accidents 620 Licenses Suspended or Revoked (M/V) Automobiles Stolen 78 Lost and Found Articles Reported Bicycles Registered 80 Malicious Damage Cases Investigated Buildings Broken Into 263 Missing Persons Reported Complaints Received 11,909 Prowlers Reported Cruisers Dispached to Calls 7, 349 Robberies (armed) Disturbances Reported 1, 819 Robberies (unarmed) Domestic Problems Reported 473 Sex Offenses Reported: Emergency Trips with Cruisers 355 Ince st Fatal Accidents 5 Rape by Force Firearm Dealers Permits Issued 3 Attempted Rape Firearm Indentification Cards Issued 120 Indecent Exposure Fires Responded to 189 Indecent Assault House Checks (Vacation) 432 Indecent or Obscene Calls Juvenile Complaints 1, 020 Lewd and Lascivious Juvenile Court Cases 58 Obscene Literature Juvenile Cases, Department Handled 100 Others Larceny Complaints: Sudden Deaths Purse Snatching 1 Suicides (including attempts) Shoplifting 3 Summonses Delivered Theft from Autos 23 7i:Cc 1 1 * lili 26 2 i^e: 15 :i 56 i 6 35 36 13 15 5381 4'i 11 1 i< i ilR 1 3 li "1 5.' ^' 1 61i II 20 le figures as presented in this report give a resume of the number of times we did this thing or that ring the year, and it involves a lot of officers doing a lot of work throughout the year. le year 1970 saw some changes in the field of "Specialist" to improve the efficiency of the Department, jpointment of Sergeant Charles Ellsworth as Training Officer is most appreciated! Charlie has earned s Associate Degree in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University and has set up some very worth- die programs in his short time as Training Officer. One such program is being conducted by Trooper larles Mahoney of the Massachusetts State Police in "Leaps" Computor System (the very latest in iletype). This system maintains information that is very important in the field of Law Enforcement d the information is now only seconds away whereas it used to take hours, and sometimes days to t it. ificer John Ritchie was appointed Juvenile & Safety Officer and has done well in the short time since his ipointment. He has conducted a first aid program as an In-Service Program, and had a good response ]om members of the department, both male and female. This program was under the direction of The :)well Red Cross, and it was conducted at Compugraphic Corporation. The employees of Compugraphic !)rporation took the training course also. jficer Joseph Cuoco was appointed Narcotics Officer, and Joe is in there "pitching" trying to get things ne. He has attended many drug programs and set up special groups from the department who have ii;ended seminars at Brandeis University and Bentley College on all subjects related to Drugs. These jminars are sponsored by District Attorney John Droney of Middlesex County and cover Search and ■izure. Rules of Evidence, and Courtroom Procedure. Many of our officers have attended these classes id eight men and two women just graduated. Ijie K-9 Officers have been assigned to the Northern Middlesex Tactical Riot Squad as well as one other I'trolman. This is our contribution to the cause. . . . and these men will be trained in the near future in all :ases of Riot Control Tactics by the F. B.I. Training Unit. Wilmington is part of this program, and has :,en from the very first meeting of the Training Council, which is made up of twenty-two Police Depart- •jsnts in the greater Lowell-Lawrence area. It is a group well organized. . . .with one hundred and twenty- '[ e men fully equipped and fully trained in riot control. . . . and available on call for service to all ilpartments in the Council. I ilficer William Gable attended the Police Academy at Lowell State College for his six weeks' training in 'irch, graduating in early April, and was secretary of the Class. Congratulations Bill! :! ■Ificers Frederick Brown and Bobby Stewart, appointed in July, attended the Police Academy in September id were graduated in early October. Officer Stewart walked off with "Highest Honors" of the Class. ingratulations to both of you! Officer John Kearney, appointed to replace an officer who left us to join (|b Boston Police Department, could not make the date appointed for him to attend the Academy. . . . but he ill get in on the next class. Welcome to the "Team" all three of you! And Special thanks for being so ;e to "select Wilmington Police Department" as your choice to serve. (These three men were non- i sidents when they took their exams. . . . and under the new State law, they have a right to name the depart- ; ;nt for which they would like to work. ) ificer Charles Dolan attended a program in photography held in Washington for a week in October. This [i.s sponsored and conducted by Kodak Company. (Also F B. I. Print Refresher Course in February. ) tficer John Harvey attended a Drug Program in Washington for two weeks, sponsored by the National >)mmittee on Drugs. Officer Bernard Nally attended the F.B.I. Firearms Instructors' School inSeptember. I lis was for a week and was held at Camp Curtis Guild in Wakefield. Bernie is now heading up the (jpartment' s gun programs. Other members of the department have been attending courses at North- pstern University and other colleges or schools learning more about the job, and they deserve to be con- ^atulated for their efforts. It is expected that training at the In-Service and College level will be expanded i' 1971. Hopefully, there will be much more to report at this time next year. 21 We now have two additional new telephone lines connected with the Police Department something that was long overdue and very necessary. The two original phones 658-3331 and 658-3332 are Only For Emergency Calls and can only handle Incoming Calls. The two new phones 658-5071 and 658-50"! are to be used when You Have To Place a Call To The Department For All Other Police Business. Please jot these numbers down near your phone Remember To Use 658-3331 and 658-3332 For Emergency Calls Only. And while on the subject of Calling The Police Department please let me remind you That We Operate Twenty-Four (24) Hours A Day Every Day Of The Year And Are Out There On Patrol In Two-Wa Radio-Equipped Cruisers At All Times. It must seem funny to read this! But you must believe me, whei^ I tell you that many times people will call us the next day to tell us "what was going on up in thei'r neck of the woods at midnight or early in the morning" and They Did Not Call Us Because They Didn't Want Ijt Bother Us At That Hour or By The Time You Would Get Here, They Would Be Gone. Please Ca'.. Us No Matter What The Hour Is. Maybe the Cruiser Is Just Down The Street From Where The Actio:; Is. Now for the part of this report I like best the final chapter; where I get the chance to express my mos sincere thanks to all the people who do so much for me and my Department throughout the year. To the j members of the Regular Department, the Intermittent s, the Specials, and those wonderful Traffic Super- , visors my grateful thanks and appreciation; to the Department Heads and all their crews for their contributions to the cause; to the Town Hall employees who get all our paper work processed so well; to tl Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager for their cooperation and their every effort during the year; an to all of you Thanks, so much! As we move forth into the year 1971, I look for your continued suppo i and cooperation. DISPOSITION OF CITATIONS ISSUED 1970 Month Warnings Complaints Arre st Tota January 7 7 February 8 4 12 March 8 22 3 33 April 2 22 2 26 May 5 58 2 65 June 2 20 3 25 July 28 37 65 August 15 42 3 60 September 6 25 3 34 October 1 9 10 Novembe r 1 10 2 13 Decembe r 1 9 10 Totals 69 269 22 360 22 Drug Committee he Wilmington Drug Committee was created by vote of the Annual Town Meeting, March 1970. he Committee was charged with studying drug dependency and related problems within the Town and with reparing and implementing programs to deal with these problems. The Committee's five members were Dpointed in April 1970, and sixteen regular meetings were held between April and December 1970. nmediate goals, which were suggested at early meetings, included the creation and encouragement of iucational programs for both students and adults, and the availability of medical and rehabilitative fa- lities for those already affected. uring the period covered by this report, members of the Drug Committee visited, conversed with, or :herwise contacted the following: addicts in prison; rehabilitation programs; other community drug com- uttees; representatives of medical and pharmaceutical groups; law enforcement personnel; recreational ithorities; publishers of educational materials; and people of all descriptions, those who were drug spendent and those who were not. hile investigating rehabilitation programs, it became obvious that Wilmington had neither the economic ssources nor the personnel necessary to conduct a comprehensive program. During this period, a pro- Dsed regional program, called SHARE, came to the attention of the committee. This program was to iclude, as participants, the several communities in the greater Lowell Mental Health Area, including ilmington. After much consideration, it was agreed that the committee recommend that the Town join lis program. Board of Directors was created for the purpose of accepting and administering funds, and included one lember each from the Board of Selectmen and the Drug Committee in each of the member communities, ir. Bruce MacDonald, of the Board of Selectmen, and Mr. Lester White, of the Drug Committee, were lected in Wilmington. n article appeared in the warrant for the Special Town Meeting called in November asking for funds to Llow Wilmington to participate in SHARE for a period of one year, and was voted in the affirmative. Iso, The Drug Committee has been pleased this year to cooperate closely with the Wilmington School epartment, where encouraging progress is being made in the educational area. six-weeks program in Adult Drug Education was begun in November and may be repeated in the future. 'he Drug Committee, during this year, has regretfully accepted the resignations of Mr. Joseph Beaton, Jr. , irs. Clare Cabral and Mr. Robert Cripps. 23 Cemetery Department Burials in 1970: Residents died in Wilmington Residents died elsewhere Non-residents Babie s Transfer C remation Re serve: Receipts: Sale of Lots Refund on Two Lots Total Reserve 12 48 36 11 2 1^ 110 $4, 575 110 $4, 465 Interments Liners Sold Foundations for Monuments Setting Markers Affidavit Removal Perpetual Care: Total Trust Fund $4, 143. OC 662. OC 611. OC 70. OC 2. OC 20, OC $5, 508. OC' $ 150. OC The Department was plagued this year by a lack of help. One man left the employ of the Town, and two others were out due to sickness. High School and College boys were employed during school vacations an( during the summer. Fertilizer was spread over most of the grass area that we maintain. We were kept busy throughout the yei with the usual mowing and trimming of grass. All of the large spruce trees were pruned and the dead brus removed. About one hundred feet of water line had to be replaced due to freezing. We were aided in this project by members of the Water Department. Aluminum lot markers and numbers are now being used to replace the old type cement ones. The aluminum ones should be easier to find when the groiind is frozen. The eight year old tractor was in the repair shop a number of weeks with broken axles and a broken camshaft. A new two and one -half ton Chevrolet Truck was purchased, and a new snow plow was mounted on it. This replaced the 1955 ton and one-half International. This vehicle, and our three and one-half toi Ford, were utilized by the Highway Department for snow removal. The use of ready grown sod was a new venture for the department this year. It was used to grass over the* winter graves and some of the bare spots. The Veteran's Park at Glen Road and Middlesex Avenue, was the recipient of a new lawn in just one day, with the use of this type of sod. A four acre area was cleared) of trees and brush to make way for expansion. This work was done by the Tree and Cemetery Departmeni The logs were milled, and the lumber will be used by the Maintenance Department, A contractor will be hired to grade the area. Three hundred feet of green vinyl fence was installed at the south end of the Cemetery. It will serve as a background for a planting of shrubs or evergreens. Two large skating areas at Silver Lake were cleared and maintained throughout the winter months, beaches were cleaned and kept in shape throughout the summer. Both ti Gravel was hauled by the Cemetery and Highway Departments for the road and parking lot at the Town Par | The area and the roadway were then hot-topped. Constant use of the Town Park for softball, outings. Crusader practice sessions, football, skiing, etc. , necessitated the continual employ of men and equipmei 24 Dur plaques on the Veteran's Parks were removed, refinished and replaced. This is the first time to our lowledge that this has been done since their installation. Water outlets were installed at the small parks ' facilitate watering the grass in these areas. The dome on the Flag Pole at the Common was repaired id painted by Mr. William Traer of Woburn Street, at no cost to the Town. The pole was originally in- alled by Mr. Traer two years ago. e wish to extend our thanks to all of the Town Officials and employees who assisted in the operation of the emetery Department this year. Fire Department he manual force consists of the Chief, four Lieutenants, and twenty-four Privates. There is a call force 1 thirteen members. The department responded to a total of one thousand one hundred and six (1106) calls. Residential Buildings 61 Commercial Buildings 2 Vehicles 63 Brush, grass, or rubbish 272 Out of Town assistance 4 False Alarms 63 Rescue or Emerg. Amb. 478 Service Calls 163 otal value of property endangered was otal property loss was ermits issued for blasting ermits issued for storage of propane gas & oil ,1, 878, 150 81,248 18 36 ispections were made of all schools, public buildings and all inflammable storage as required by law. he Fire Prevention Bureau, under the direction of Lieutenant Cushing, made inspections of all business Btablishments in town. Several local industries were assisted in the organization and training of indus- ial fire brigades. The Junior Fire Marshal Plan was conducted in all of the 5th grades, and Fire revention lectures were given in all of the schools. he department had twenty-seven bomb scares called in by telephone. Men and equipment had to be dis- itched, and all buildings were evacuated of personnel until a complete search was made. Two schools ere damaged by moletov cocktails. he Fire Alarm Division, under the direction of Private Blaisdell, made all necessary repairs to the fire Larm system, one hiindred and forty-two change overs for the light and telephone companies and strung pproximately four miles of wire. Two new boxes were added to the system: Barbo's and Ling. ill eqxiipment is in good condition with the exception of Engine #3. 25 Highway Department All the regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as sweeping streets, patching streets, cleaning catch basins, erection of street signs, scrapping back roads, replacing broken curbing, replacing guard rails, etc. Sidewalk Program: This year we built new sidewalks on Clark Street from Middlesex Avenue to Main Strei also Adams Street from the High School to Chandler Road. Also we repaved sections of Church Street anc ^ Burlington Avenue. Chapter 90 Maintenance: The monies were spent for hot top on Shawsheen Avenue and a section of Burlington Avenue. Chapter 768: The monies were spent mostly for hot topping Burlington Avenue, Shawsheen Avenue and Clark Street. Chapter 81 Maintenance: About 16 miles of streets were resurfaced, all or in part. Streets included wer Cypress Street, Brattle Street, Veranda Avenue, Wildwood Street, Federal Street, North Street, Glen Ro Boutwell Street, Harris Street, Cedar Street, Eames Street, Chestnut Street, High Street, Andover Stree Woburn Street, Lawrence Street, Emerson Road, Lake Street, Wiser Street, Hobson Avenue, Pine Avenu Canal Street, Corey Avenue, Grand Street, Glendale Circle, Burt Road, Swain Road, Butters Row, Adam Street, Carolyn Road and Hathaway Road. Hot Top Program: New this year under Expense Account: we hot topped Ballardvale Street and Middle se: Avenue. li Drainage: We eliminated the following drainage problems this year. Replaced the culvert on Middlesex Avenue; replaced the culvert on Washington Avenue; replaced the culvert on Clark Street; replaced the culvert on Glen Road; installed new culvert on Magazine Street; installed drainage system from ClarkStrei to Adelaide Street; installed drainage system on Laurel Avenue; installed drainage system on Glendale Circle; built catch basins on Cunningham Street and Shaw sheen Avenue . Ferguson Road was completed under the Betterment Act. ' Clean-up, Pick-up Campaign: The annual clean-up, pick-up campaign was conducted from May 4th through May 8th. We received over 650 calls for pick-up. Approximately 350 truck loads were taken to the Town dump. The loader had to be used for many of the calls, as they were either too heavy or too large for the men to pick up and load on the trucks. Due to the large number of calls received, it took the Highway Department 13 days to complete every call that came in by May 8th. Roadside Pick-up: A new project this year; picking up trash and debris discarded along the roadside, spoi sored by the Chamber of Commerce and students. The Highway Department assisted by hauling approx- imately 15 loads to the Town dump. )rk Performed For Other Departments: Tree Dept: During the months of January, February and March, spent 576 man hours helping to remove, load and haul away trees from various parts of the Town. lintenance Department: Welder worked on various buildings during the year. Swept all school yards, ader worked on field behind High School, helped with the construction of the tennis courts at the awsheen Avenue School, helped with the construction of the parking lot at the Town Hall Annex. metery Department: Helped grade and hot top Town Park Road. iter Department: Helped patch water trenches on Belmont Avenue. Helped for a few days on West Street c new water mains. ow & Ice: Snow and ice removal still remains a major and very expensive problem. The month of cember 1970 was one of our most expensive months on record due to a record snowfall. [uipment: The mechanic, foreman and I have checked over the equipment and sincerely conclude we must ide the following: front end loader with backhoe; 1 pick-up truck; 1 dump truck; and the sidewalk bulldozer, lis year we added a new man to our crew per vote of the Annual Town Meeting. concluding this report, I would like to thank all the Town Departments for the cooperation extended this [partment in 1970, especially their cooperation during the snow storms. To the Town Manager and the lard of Selectmen for their support throughout the year, and to the men of the Highway Department for sir efforts in the accomplishments of the Highway Department in 1970, my sincere thanks and appreciation. Recreation Commission irmg the past year, the employment of a full-time Director to operate and organize expanding programs LS accomplished. This action put Wilmington on a basis to develop community recreation programs for L ages and interests. In addition to the programs already in existence, these past few months have seen 2 development of a Theater group, the beginning of a Teen program and Drop-In Center, classes for ildren and adults, expanded use of school facilities, and various special activities. ivelopment needs for the future are more diverse programs, especially for the girls, as well as a youth nter, and small neighborhood parks to complement the school sites for community enjoyment. le Commission, through the Director, is anxious to serve the needs of the citizens and welcomes all ggestions and inquiries. The Commission would like to thank all the volunteers who gave of their time insure the success of the programs, and offers special thanks to Mr. Lawrence Cushing for his service the Town, as the Recreation Director. Z7 Tree Department Throughout the year our regular tree work of cutting, trimming and removing trees was carried out. Ou tree planting program started in April. 130 Norway maples were purchased under this program, and planted for those requesting them. Tree feeding was done again this year. Between dead, damaged, dis- eased trees, and also due to road widening, 201 trees were removed. Tree spraying begins in April for control of various insects. Assisted in taking down trees for new cemetery project. Assisted other depai ments when requested. Plowed snow for Highway Department during storms. Assisted Conservation Department in setting out trees for Arbor Day. Trimmed fire alarms. Elm Leaf Beetle and Dutch Elm Disease: Fifty samples from various trees were sent to Amherst State College to be tested for Dutch Elm. Of the s fifty samples, 48 came back diseased. Stumps were removed using the Tree Department's stump cutter. Moth Department: We sprayed for the control of insects such as tent caterpillars, gypsy moth, white pine weevil, European pine, shoot moth, maple bladder gall, spruce gall aphids, fall web worms and oak skeletonize r. This la- mentioned pest, although being harmless, has caused considerable concern. Spraying was carried on throughout the entire town. The effects of the spray seems to have controlled them considerably. A new insect that appeared this year was the Locust Leaf Beetle. Upon request, 59 hornets and bees' nests war removed. Poison Ivy: Roadside areas were sprayed with weed killer where poison ivy was found. Hazardous corners and road- side brush were also sprayed to control growth. Mosquitoe s: The Larvaecide Control Program was doubled this year. All trapped water and bogs holes were treated with liquid larvaecide. This larvaecide is harmless to fish, animals and vegetation. The Tree Departmc ment's fog generator was very effective again this year in the control of mosquitoes. The generator was mounted on the new 4-wheel drive pick-up truck which made it much easier to get into small wooded areas dead end streets, and along old railroad beds that are surrounded by swamps. This operation has to be carried on in the evening between eight and twelve o'clock when the greatest number of mosquitoes are ou In concluding this report, I would like to thank the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for their support throughout the year, all the Town departments for the cooperation given this department in 1970, and to the men of the Tree department for their complete cooperation and efforts for the year 1970, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation. 28 Veterans^ Agent terans' Services is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 115, with strict compliance this chapter, the rules and policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. nefits are for the needy veteran and his immediate family who have been subjected to unforeseen needs. Qal approval of benefits comes from the Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts, e appropriation for 1970 was $70, 000 as voted at the annual Town Meeting. The Department request was r $97, 500. ital expended for aid to Veterans and their families was $77, 719. 94. Transferred at the November 21, 70 Town Meeting was $15,099. 10, to meet requirements due to unemployment and increase in costs of ;dical benefits. Money encumbered by Agent, to meet payment of bills after authorization from ■mmissioner's Office, was $7, 820. 76, of which $856. 40 has been authorized and paid. Total reimburse- jnts from settled assignments on accident cases, authorized by the Commissioner's Office, was ,493. 50. One case on assignment, reimbursed to Town, $660.42 (no State participation - rejected after ig deliberation by Commissioner's Office). Agent managed to collect full reimbursement. Of the amount thorized by Commissioner's Office, because 50% is shared by the Town, the Town's share on assignment ses is $746. 75, plus the $660. 42 which Agent collected in full. le total amount of $2, 153. 92 has been turned over to the Town Treasurer, and the Commonwealth has been tified so adjustment of any monies can be made before State reimbursement to the Town. -se load varies from time to time and has increased over previous years by about one-third. The work id of this department continues to increase with new and changing benefits and/or laws pertaining to cial Security and Education. The returning Vietnam Veterans add a large amount of paper work to the er increasing work load. Unemployment due to strikes, shut downs and lack of work has had an impact expenditure s . her than financial, this department aids the veteran in many areas, such as: Transportation to V. A. )spitals. Clinics, and Social Security Offices; Applications and Reports for various V. A. benefits; and recting the veteran to the proper channels. Voted at Annual Town Meeting . . . .$70, 000. 00 Transferred at Special Town Meeting .... 15, 099. 10 85, 099. 10 Total Aid Expended in 1970 $77, 7 19. 94 29 Building Inspector Building Permits were issued as follows: Dwellings (single family) Residential Garages Add. & Alter, (residential) TOTAL Industrial Buildings Commercial Buildings (stores) Commercial Garages Add. & Alter, (non- re sidential) Swimming Pools and Signs Service Stations Utility Buildings Schools TOTAL TOTAL No. 131 ZO 64 12 3 6 43 1968 Valuation $ 2, 010, 500 52, 500 145, 900 $ 2, Z08, 900 $ 6, 517, 000 128, 000 336, 000 106, 650 7, 087, 650 1, 300, 000 No. 66 26 72 14 1 13 31 1969 Valuation $ 1,075,000 87, 900 160, 650 $ 1,323,550 $ 4, 387, 790 60, 000 739, 000 59, 325 5, 246, 115 No. 56 11 76 5 1 2 14 36 1 1 1970 Valuatior 1, 045, OC 33, OC 204, IC $ 1, 282, IC $ 721, OC 50, OC 43, OC 1, 633, 20 77, 15 50, OC 10, OC $ 2, 584, 35 $10, 596, 550 $ 6, 569, 665 $ 3, 866, 45 Renewals Demolitions Fire Damage & Repairs Foundations TOTAL 27 14 5 4 33T Report of Fees Received and Turned Over to The Treasurer: Building Permits Gas Fitting Permits Wiring Permits 331 $10,399.00 116 808.50 282 2,255.75 21 15 1 268 268 $ 6, 979. 79 102 770. 50 309 2,633.50 22 9 2 5 241 241 76 311 4, 250. 00 602. 00 2, 472. 955 TOTAL 729 $13,463.25 679 $10,383.79 628 $ 7, 324. 95 30 le emphasis in 1970 was on remodeling and additions to existing dwellings rather than building new homes. 18 continued uneasy economic situation is likely the reason. le program to eliminate substandard structures has been successful particularly in the latter part of the ar. The new fee system, voted at the Special Town Meeting and effective in 1971, should make the lilding Inspector's office self sufficient. Administration of the Zoning By-Law continues to take a great al of time. Court action has been taken in the more difficult cases. le Building Inspector has attended seminars and conferences during 1970 in an attempt to keep abreast of 2 latest developments in code administration, in order to better serve Wilmington. y thanks to all of those who have provided assistance to my department during 1970. Public Buildings Dept. le department assumed the maintenance of the new Shawsheen School on September 9, 1970. Three new stodians are assigned to this building which has twenty-seven classrooms, a gymnasium, cafeteria and rious specialty areas plus twenty acres of field and parking areas to maintain. complete remodeling of the former Library was completed by this department creating offices for the lilding Inspector, Sanitarian, Public Health Nurse and a clerk. The building was named Town Hall Annex. )tal cost of remodeling including the parking area was $6, 595. 94. le department completed an addition to the Highway Garage adding approximately 6, 000 square feet to the ilding at a cost of $5. 50 per square foot. We are in the process of changing over the entire heating stem to a more efficient and economical type. A new boiler is on order, and all piping has been com- eted to do away with the two hot air units that were installed in the original construction. ;w lighting has been installed to illuminate the yard area of the Police Station, and wire aluminum grilles ixe placed over the windows to prevent a possible fire bombing of the station. instruction of the new tennis courts at the Shawsheen School is 75% completed. Early in the Spring the iiish coat of hot top and fencing will be done. Construction of the new courts for the Glen Road School .11 commence in the Spring of 1971. mdalism was very excessive in the year 1970. There were three attempted arsons at the Buzzell School, e at the Glen Road, two at the High School, five at the West Intermediate and one fire at the West Inter- ediate causing $4, 000 damage to the building. Many windows were broken, and ten breaks and entries ;re recorded at various buildings. Time lost with insurance investigation and court appearances, due to is vandalism, creates additional problems for the department. iroughout the year the department has carried on the continuous work of maintaining the plant facilities -d grounds of all Town-owned buildings. 1 conclusion, on behalf of the department, I would like to thank the other Town Departments and the Town ficials for their cooperation. I also wish to express my thanks to the Public Buildings Department nployees for a job well done in the year 1970. 31 Water & Sewer Department Your Water and Sewer Commissioners submit for perusal the following statistical data and information relative to the operation of this department: WATER SUPPLY : Maximum Gallons Pumped per Day- Maximum Gallons Pumped per Week Maximum Gallons Pumped per Month Average Gallons Pumped per Day- Average Gallons Pumped per Month Total Gallons Pumped per Year 1966 3, 973, 400 25, 085, 300 104, 655, 200 2, 592, 550 78, 856, 000 946, 281, 000 MISCELLANANEOUS INFORMATION: 1967 4, 348, 500 23, 520, 700 98, 027, 200 2, 714, 234 82, 575, 000 990, 909, 900 1968 3, 853, 200 19, 938, 400 83, 369, 800 2, 348, 000 71, 419, 125 857, 029, 500 1969 5, 117, 000 27, 125, 000 95, 320, 000 2, 530, 300 76, 963, 675 923, 564, 100 197 4, 747, 25, 712, 95, 302, 2, 583, 78, 549, 942, 598, New Services Installed Total Active Services 63 4, 262 New Meters Installed 63 New Hydrants Installed 1 Approximately three and one-half miles of water mains were installed in 1970 as part of a total developrr to provide improved water service for the Town of Wilmington. This new pipe has been flushed, tested a accepted by the State Board of Health. As part of this developmental program, a new pumping station ha been erected off Salem Street in North Wilmington. With the arrival and installation of pumping equipme and ancillary machinery, the plant will become fully operational. New Connecting Mains Laid in 1970: Railroad Bed (to Salem Street Pumping Station) 1, 000 Salem Street (Including under Route #93) 6, 000 Cunningham Street 1, 500 Beeching Avenue 500 Faulkner Avenue 1, 800 Glen Road 500 Main Street 500 Grove Avenue 1, 280 Phillips Avenue 1, 000 Wild Avenue 320 Baker Street 500 Brand Avenue 1, 500 32 combination of vandalism, trespass and concern for public safety led to the erection of a security fence ound the newly built pumping station as well as around much of the perimeter of the new well field itself, -ior to constructing the fence, a survey was undertaken to firmly establish the boundaries at this site, irther preciseness was insured by the setting of concrete bounds at strategic locations as determined by 2 surveyor, Robert E. Anderson Company. (Cost $2, 800. ) planned program of water main flushing was embarked upon during the past year to alleviate a dirty water oblem which had become evident. The spring and fall seasons have produced a significant number of mplaints. Periods of peak demand as well seem to correlate with the number of dirty water complaints, ould this program of periodic and systematic flushing not eliminate or markedly deter this problem, other d more costly steps will then be considered; e. g. mechanically cleaning and perhaps simultaneously lining 5 older water mains, and replacing old mains with new and larger pipe to accommodate increased demand. [iter analysis reports during the year revealed that the Butters Row well field had a high iron count. nee at the time the department was receiving inordinate numbers of complaints concerning rusty water, ' mping at this site was temporarily suspended. A project involving the installation of injection wells was imediately undertaken. At a cost of approximately $6, 000 the high iron content was reduced to within ceptable limits, and operations at the Butters Row station have been restored. t iring 1970 water rates were reluctantly increased. Increased expenditures, both immediate and projected, cessitated a twenty-five percent increase in water consumption rates. In addition, fire protection rates lire established and put into effect. orking within the limitations imposed by available funds and personnel, a number of projects will receive I tention during the following years: (1) Standpipe Maintenance I Painting and refurbishing the Hillside Way Standpipe (Estimated Cost - $30, 000. ). (2) Street Main Renovations I Replacing 1/4" Water Main on Linda Road (Estimated Cost - $6, 000. ). (3) Well Field Maintenance Constructing Permanent Pumping Station at Town Park Well Field (Estimated Cost - $9, 000. ). Installing Flow Meter at the Town Park Station (Estimated Cost - $600. ). Installing Chemical Feeders at all Stations (Estimated Cost - $5, 000. ). 1 is hoped that expected income will permit all of the above to receive attention as well as others that are ' ing considered. However, shoiild anticipated revenues fall below expectations or should emergencies " ise, your Board of Commissioners would reassess the priority list. :WER SYSTEM: our new sewer connections were made in 1970 bringing the total active sewer services to thirty. lans for the first step in the construction of the Silver Lake Sewer Interceptor have been progressing ider the guidance and leadership of the Town Manager. Aberjona River pollution, commensurate in- ■eased industrial growth, along with an increasing population have all contributed to the necessity for this I'oject. Combined State and Federal funds, amounting to $262, 500 have been awarded thus far for this •oject, with the possibiltiy of another 10% forthcoming. Board of Health Board of Health Mr. Joseph Paglia, Cha: Mrs. Marion Boylen Mr. James Durkee irman Ernest F. Romano, M, S. P. H. , R. S. Director Anne Butters, R. N. , Public Health Nurse Eleanor Hovey, Dental Hygienist Abbie McQuaid, R. N. , Public Health Nurse Gerald Fagan, M. D. , Public Health Physician Simon Cutter, Legal Adviser William Harrison, Plumbing Inspector Joseph Balestrieri, Inspector of Animals Personnel There were no essential changes in personnel during 1970. Mr. Joseph Paglia was elected chairman of the; Board. The Board was notified that State Department of Health personnel have now assumed the respon- j sibility of Slaughtering Inspectors. This was a function formerly assumed by local Boards of Health. During 1970, the Board provided services which ranged from air pollution to investigation of nuisance complaints. The Board, as an extra curricula activity, also initiated a Drug Abuse Program in Town and participated in meetings throughout the year. The State Department of Health promulgated some new legislation that effected the Board in the area of air pollution and immunization of dogs for rabies. Regionalization of local Boards of Health through proposed legislation was a matter of great concern to the Board. Meetings were attended to discuss this and its implication to Wilmington. The Board accelerated its pace in dealing with air pollution problems. Town Counsel became involved at the request of the Selectmen, and many meetings were held with all concerned. The Board discontinued its afternoon session for the monthly immunization program due to poor attendance. German measles vaccine was made available by the State Health Department and was given to those requesting, and giving consent, in grades 1-6, and in the day care centers. Only one person was hospitalized during the year for tuberculosis, attesting to the effectiveness of control programs. A. Communicable Disease Control 1 Monthly Immunization Clinic The afternoon session was discontinued in September. Attendance 1969 469 1970 452 2 German Measles Program: German Measles was added to the list of vaccines made available routinely at the monthly clinic . Doses given grades 1-6 2,214 Doses given pre-school 148 34 A. Communicable Disease Control (continued) 3. Anti- Rabies Clinic: A new state law made it mandatory that all dogs be immunized for rabies on a two-year basis. Smallpox Clinic: Dogs Immunized Attendance 1969 609 56 1970 1, 002 52 Tuberculosis Control: Deaths Reported Home Visits Visits to Lowell Health Department Visits to Hospital Hospitalized during 1970 Hospital Costs for 1970 Tine Test for Tuberculosis in Schools; Children Tested in Grades 1 and 9 (All were negative) Personnel Tested Positive to Test 2 67 3 8 1 $1, 282. 51 641 78 4 B. Public Health Nursing 1. Premature Births: 2. Day Care Centers: 3. Morbidity Service: 4. General Health Visits: 5. Newborn Infants: C. Dental Report Number Reported Deaths Home Visits Hospitalization Costs for 1970 Visits to Centers Nursing Visits Fees Collected Home Visits Reimbursements for Visits Children Serviced in School Home Visits by Public Health Nurses Cost of Dental Supplies 13 3 20 28 841 $520. 00 273 274 $840. 00 1, 026 36 $328. 92 35 Environmental Health 1. Plumbing: 2. Licenses and Permits: 3. Sewage Disposal Sanitation: Permits Issued 1 10 Fees Collected , $972. 00 Sewerage 127 Food 81 Milk (vehicle) 62 Milk (store) 17 Recreational Camps 2 Day Care Centers 3 Piggeries 6 Fiineral Directors 3 Ice Cream Manufacturing 3 Refuse Transportation 19 Stable 21 Installer's 14 Fees Totaled $2, 583. 20 ssued as follows in 1970: Existing Dwellings 62 New Dwellings 58 Comme rcial 4 Industrial 3 Inspections and Investigations All septic tank systems for town buildings were checked by the Board to determine the need for pumping. 400 Milk Sanitation: Dairies Licensed Stores Licensed to Sell Milk Dairies Inspected Samples Collected for Analysis One foreign object fo\and in milk was submitted for analysis 17 55 1 2 5. Dump Operation: The cost for the operation of the dump remained at $24, 000 for the period 1970-1971. This i: the third year the cost remained the same. However, it is anticipated there will be a sharp increase in cost due to the new air pollution laws and the impending new solid waste disposal regulations proposed by the State Department of Public Health. A form was prepared by the Board for distribution at the dump explaining some pertinent parts of the dump contract. Garbage Disposal: The cost for garbage collection for the period May 1, 1970 to April 30, 1971 was $24, 500. This represented an increase of $2, 000. 00 over the previous year. The Board prepared and distributed a form showing a proposed location for garbage containers together with some regulations on collection. D. Environmental Health (continued) 7. Food Sanitation: Permits are required for the operation of all food facilities in Town. This includes retail food establishments, restaurants, mobile canteens, school and industrial cafeterias, as well as church functions, food served at carnivals, horse shows, and country clubs. 81 Food permits were issued. The Board enforces the requirements of Article X of the Massachusetts Sanitary Code and other pertinent State and Local regulations. By agreement with the Board of Selectmen, no common victualler's license is issued by them until an inspection and favorable report is submitted by the Board of Health. The Board of Health reviews all plans for new food facilities before issuance of permits, 8. Subdivisions: The Board continues to enforce those rules and regulations enacted by them in 1967. These require the submission of applications, fees and results of a sanitary survey of the land in question by the proponent prior to approval. Each lot is tested within the subdivision to determine soil conditions, water table and percolation tests. Those lots that do not meet standards are disapproved and are recorded as such in the registry of deeds. The Board processed five subdivisions involving 89 lots of land. 9. International Certificates: Persons traveling overseas are required to have their record of vaccinations certified by the Board of Health. This service is provided for anyone requesting it. 107 were certified. 10. Legal Matters: The Board emerged successfully in a case brought against it in supreme court by the Glen Avenue Realty Corporation. The court dismissed a petition for a writ of mandamus. The Board of Health refused to issue sewerage permits for two lots of land. The court upheld this position. Mr. Simon Cutter represented the Board at the Woburn District Court on matters dealing with illegal dumping, sewerage problems, illegal use of animals, refuse disposal and the illegal use of a privy. Mr. Alan Altman, Town Counsel represented the Board on two matters in court and advised them on many others. 11. Complaints: The Board received a total of 521 complaints. Garbage complaints accounted for the majority of these. Investigations were made involving complaints of garbage, rubbish, sewerage overflow, rodents, odors, noise, laundry waste, smoke, and nuisances. One odor complaint involved a local industry in which eight men complained of dizziness. A faulty heating unit, emitting poisonous gases, proved to be the cause of the complaint. 12. Air Pollution: The State Health Department enacted what are considered the most stringent air pollution regulations in the country. The Board of Health together with the State Health Department took immediate steps to enforce these regulations. Hearings were held in Boston with representatives of two local industries, the State Health Department, and the local Board on odor complaints. These were followed up with numerous investigations and a meeting with the Board of Selectmen, Town Counsel, and representatives of three industries to deal with the odor problem. 37 12. Air Pollution: (continued) As a result of their efforts, one industry has completely solved its problem by discontinuing the use of those chemicals emitting odors. One industry hired a consultant, considered the foremost authority in Massachusetts on air pollution. They are in the process of imple- menting his recommendations. The third industry contributing to the odor problem has purchased and installed control equipment. They are in the process of studying the effect- iveness of this equipment. The Board also participated in a task force for the State to help develop basic health standar in the field of air pollution. 13. Rec reation Area Sanitation: During the bathing period, swimming water samples were collected at regular intervals and tested. These all complied with standards. Inspections were also made of the two recreation areas in town and both were licensed. Water samples were collected and sub- mitted for analysis. 14. Inspector of Animals: Animals Quarantined for Bites 80 Animals Released from Quarantine 80 Animals Disposed of 3 65 Animals Submitted to Lab. for Examination 2 Animals Showing Signs of Rabies Premises Keeping Domestic Animals Inspected 58 15. Meetings: The Board met regularly during the course of the year to act on matters brought before ther They met with the Town Manager, Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, and other department heads to deal with town matters. The Board attended and participated actively at regular meetings of the North East Association Boards of Health. Mr. James Durkee is Vice President of that organization. Board personnel attended conferences and periodic meetings during the course of the year. The Board would like to express its thanks to Father Croke for the use of Villanova Hall for the monthly immunization clinics, and Chief Boudreau and his people for their assistance and use of the fire station for the dog clinic; also members of the School Health Department for their cooperation in those programs that required the joint endeavor of both departments. Dog Officer Dogs Licensed 1667 Dogs Confined 167 Complaints Covered 2034 Court Complaints 294 Court Fines Paid $631 Dogs Disposed Of 209 Dogs Killed By Cars 80 Resident Calls For Licenses 639 Kennels - $50. 00 1 25. 00 3 38 Library Trustees past year has been an exceptionally active one for the library, not only in appointments to its profes- al staff and use of library materials, but in becoming more flexible and more imaginative by reaching and involving all citizens, young and old alike, by improving and extending its services and educational jrtunitie s . Board was pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Slinn as Director. Mr. Slinn came to us via United Kingdom and is a graduate of Sheffield College and North West Polytechnic Library School in don. Since coming to the United States, Mr. Slinn served as senior assistant librarian in the reference irtment of the Brookline Public Library and as reference librarian at the Newton College of the Sacred rt. reciation is expressed also to Mrs. Clara Chipman who was kind enough to allow herself to be recalled aty and performed an immeasurable service for the library during her tenure as acting librarian. first appointment of a professional Children's Librarian, Mrs. Penelope Bornstein, has enabled the iiry to be introduced to an ever-increasing number of younger patrons. Several new programs have 1 instituted and existing services in this area expanded. Mrs. Bornstein is a graduate of the University :Laine, received her Masters of Library Science' degree at Simmons College and was a recipient of the □line H. Hewins scholarship. n effort to expand our professional staff, Mrs. Penny Dettmer has been appointed part-time reference stant. Mrs. Dettmer will complete her studies for a Masters in Library Science at Simmons College year. Mr. E. Hayward Bliss was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Board of Trustees. 1 QOwledgment is gratefully made to the Wilmington Women's Club for their outstanding support in the way ifts and services rendered. The donation of a fine exhibit case has recently enabled the library to lay a collection of Indian artifacts. The landscaping of the library has been tastefully enhanced with the tion of flowering shrubs and trees, also gifts of the Women's Club. Most recently, the Club has srously donated a prize -winning watercolor painting, placed on display in the main reading room, de- Lng the Charles River and ever-changing Boston skyline. We are most grateful for their continued sort. Trustees wish to thank Mr. Slinn and members of the library staff for leadership and sure direction for providing library service of consistently high quality; and appreciation to its patrons who have dcipated in its new progress. The library looks forward to their continued support as new opportunities service unfold in the year ahead. 39 Librarian Books added to Library- Recordings added Books circulated Periodicals circulated Recordings circulated Fines collected 4, 595 74 94, 623") 1,42a) ' $1, 649. 64 The book circulation figure represents a healthy increase over the 1969 total. As deposit collections in several elementary schools are no longer included in our totals, the increase i books circulated from the Memorial Library is 8,290 more than last year. This is a satisfactory incre; particularly as we were able to purchase fewer books during 1970 than were purchased during 1969 owin to the increase in the cost of books. The periodical collection received very heavy use during the year both for recreational and study purpoS' Circulation from the expanded periodical collection increased 100% over last year. Use of the periodica was aided by the purchase of additional periodical indexes, and the extension of files through microfilm. The transfer of back files of some of the bulkier journals onto microfilm also has helped to conserve the limited reserve stack area for less frequently used books. The record collection continued to be extremely popular, circulation has tripled over the previous year, although many of the older records are now worn out and will have to be replaced during the coining yea A new classification system was adopted for the records which has made them more accessible. A num of tape cassettes have been added to the collection this year and more material in this format will proba^ be purchased in the future. The reserve book system was reorganized during the year in order to give better control of requests foi specific items. Since the new system was introduced the staff dealt with about 2,000 requests for speci] books, over 90% of which were satisfied. However some requests, particularly those for books on the Ii sellers lists took longer to satisfy than we should have liked. Best sellers usually attract from three to five dozen reserves, but as we can purchase only a limited number of copies, patrons have had to wait much longer for these books. In order to supplement on our collection, heavy use was made of the Interlibrary Loan system. Most ofi these books came from Lowell City Library or Boston Public Library via the Eastern Regional Public Library System. Books were also obtained for patrons from library of, amongst others, Boston Colleg< Harvard University, the Countway Library, Wentworth Institute, Wheelock College, and Newton College? the Sacred Heart. A start was made in formation of a local history collection of Wilmington materials. We hope to acquire copies of all publications relating to the Town's history, government and development. We now receive' copies of all publications issued by the various town departments so that information on town governmena 40 Lvities is readily available. Our file of the 'Town Crier' is almost complete, but some back issues have yet been acquired. We hope that interested citizens who might come across any documents, reports or 2r publications relating to the history of the Town might consider donating them to the Library. We are y grateful to Mr. Larz Neilson, Mr. Clayton Buck, and Mr. James D. Blake for the gifts of Indian ifacts that were found in Wilmington. -ing the year an electrostatic copier was acquired for public use. Copies are available for 10 cents h, and the machine proved to be very useful both for students and local businessmen. More than 9, 000 ies were made by patrons during the eight months since we acquired the copier. ! Conference Room has been used regularly by local societies and organizations for their meetings. The Idlesex County Extension Service has also held demonstrations and lectures on subjects of interest to sewives and teachers. Equipment available for use by local societies now includes a lectern, I6mm a projector, screen, and slide projector. ; Library's winter pre-school story program, which ran from October 1969 to May 1970, brought ap- ximately seventy-five children to the library in four groups, each meeting once a month for forty-five mtes. Three volunteers, Mrs. Bruce MacDonald, Mrs. William McGinley, and Mrs. Edmund 3smore, plus the children's librarian each led a group in stories. r the summer 1970, two new programs were initiated in the Children's Room. In an overwhelming :ponse to the announcement that a summer pre-school story hour would be held at the library, one :dred and sixty-two children were registered for the program. Miss Victoria Fogg, a recent graduate -/owell State College, led the four groups which each met for one hour a week for ten weeks. ; second new program was the Summer Reading Club for school-age children. Throughout the summer ty-seven children read a total of four hundred and forty-five books. There were weekly meetings e for lst-3rd graders, another for 4th-6th graders), but attendance was optional. These meetings were entially book reviewing sessions. The children were encouraged to talk about books they had read, and librarian also reviewed books. ginning in September 1970, the winter pre-school story program, which has been a regular program at library for many years, was expanded to reach more children, more often. One hundred and eighty Idren are registered for the program, with approximately one hundred and forty participating regularly, groups meet once every two weeks for one hour. Volunteers working with the librarian in the program Mrs. Bruce MacDonald, Mrs. William McGinley, Mrs. Robert Pease, Mrs. Allen Smith, Mrs. Ronald Iff, and Mrs. Robert Leahy. The purpose of this program is to give pre-schoolers an early and itive introduction to their public library. Because a library offers more than just books, these children 5 exposed to films, records, games and simple crafts while the primary focus is on stories. It is felt t the children not only learn from these experiences, but also from involvement in a group situation. .he fall of 1970, a new program for school age children was implemented. This is the weekly Thursday ;rnoon film program which draws upon the resources of the Eastern Regional Film collection. The ant of this program is to provide entertainment. But it is also hoped that more children, especially se who are not avid readers, will be introduced to the library as a community resource available to rm, and as a source of pleasure which is not necessarily derived from books. iias been shown that exposing children to books at an early age is beneficial in their future educational elopment. The public library is a primary resource for any community in meeting this end. However, ;oday's world the public library must provide its patrons with more than books. For the Children's om it is felt that if a child finds the atmosphere friendly, inviting, and exciting it is not important if he cks out a book. He will turn to the library with which he is already familiar if the need or desire for a ik arises. Once we have attracted him to the library, we must meet his needs when he arrives. If we e naade him aware of the library before his need arises, he will be more apt to come to the library to isfy that need. If we serve the child well, our chances of him wanting our services as an adult are istantially increased. 41 Conservation Commission During the seventh year of its existence, the Conservation Commission continued its effort to preserve a improve the natural environment of the Town. Following is a summary of the most significant activities this Commission during the past year. Public Education: 1. A public meeting was held in the Town Library June Z5, 1970 to discuss long range Conservation Commission plans and enlist public support for these plans. Talks were given, conservation movies shown and subcommittee discussions held. 2. Articles of conservation interest were written and published in the Town Crier. 3. Approximately two dozen books on conservation subjects were purchased and donated to the Wilmington Memorial Library. 4. Three boys were sent to the Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp. 5. A series of Audubon Society lectures were sponsored for presentation to Wilmington Public School Children. 6. A conservation display was sponsored in the Wilmington Memorial Library the week of April 12-18. All displays were prepared and contributed by the school children of Wilmington. 7. A preliminary nature trail has been laid out on Woburn Street School land at the request of the school principal. The nature trail which will be completed during the spring of 1971 will be used as an outdoor nature classroom by the children and teachers of the Woburn Street School. 8. A conservation film, "The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson", was sponsored on October 8, 1970, as a part of the Wilmington Memorial Library film program. 9. An Arbor Day tree planting program in which students participated was held at the Whitefield, Walker, Swain and Buzzell Schools. Environmental Protection 1. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Soil Survey Study of the Town was initiated. The report will be completed in the spring of 1971. 2. A USDA soil survey of the proposed high school site was initiated. 3. Citizen complaints of possible Hatch Act violations were investigated. 4. All Hatch Act hearings were supported with written reports of the Commission's position. 42 ironmental Protection: (continued) 5. A letter was written to all members of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce concerning the Conservation Commission's position in support of Flood Plain Zoning. 6. Environmental "Hot Line" ads were placed in the Town Crier. Id Acquisition and Improvement: 1. Received $5, 500 State reimbursement for IZ acres of "Self Help" land in north Wilmington. The monies were turned over to the Town. 2. The above land was graded with bulldozers to eliminate boulder and rock formations and to provide slopes for winter sledding, A spring 1971 planting program is planned. 3. Accepted transfer of several acres of Town-owned land. 4. Examined several land sites for possible purchase. 5. Applied for preliminary "Self Help" approval to purchase 13 acres of land, containing a ' cranberry bog, adjacent to the Glen Road School. Purchase of this land is contingent of receiving both "Self Help" and Town Meeting approval. Permanent Building Committee .ccordance with respective votes of Town Meetings, the Permanent Building Committee pursued its :tions in connection with site acquisition and public building construction. reliminary land acquisition survey was undertaken on the so-called Roberts property and submitted to Town at our Town Meeting for its action. The Committee is presently considering other prospective iool sites. bliminary studies are being undertaken for a proposed addition to the Police Station in accordance with I vote of the Special Town Meeting on November 21, 1970. ! Committee wishes to thank all other Town Committees, departments and personnel for their )pe ration. 43 Jury List (■•• Indicates Married Woman) (Revised - August 1, 1970) NAME l=Allard, Doris Allard, Richard Allen, Frankline E. Atamian, Harry N. Aylsworth, Willett G. Babine, Robert M. Backman, Carl A. , Jr. l=Backman, Hazel E. Barry, Leo G. Barry, Richard T. Sr. Beals, Robert C. '-Beaton, Irene C. Beaton, Joseph P. , Jr. Bicknell, Douglas P. '■Billings, Fay E. Boylen, George W. Bowman, Hollis B. Bradley, Henry E. , Jr. Bradley, William A. '=Brady, Helen M. '=Braman, Marion V. Brennick, Leo V. , Jr. ■^=B right, Helen G. '=Browne, Helen B. Buckle, Thomas G. Burke, John J. Callahan, Robert J. Campbell, Allan D. Carleton, Edward G. Carter, Robert E. ''Chambers, Helen Chislett, Ralph i=Condrey, Mary Gertrude Cooke, James K. Coolidge, Donald J. Corcoran, Edmund J. , Jr. Crawford, Ralph M. -''Cromwell, Effie L. Davey, James J. RESIDENCE OCCUPATION 17 Cedar Crest Road Prod. Supt. 14 Kelley Road Senior Acc't. 8 6 Burlington Avenue Underwriter 14 Hathaway Road Designer 19 Pinewood Road Project Technician 406 Chestnut Street Carpenter & Painter 149 Aldrich Road Salesman 151 Chestnut Street Housewife 8 Chandler Road Tele. Communication 37 Adams Street Retired 14 Wicks Circle Eng. Aide 1 6 King Street Housewife 1 6 King Street Computer Programmer 22 Belmont Avenue Elevator Constructor 21 St rout Avenue Housewife 22 Williams Avenue Retired 22 Fairmeadow Road Printe r 2 North Street Mechanic 1 Frederick Drive Computer Programmer 3 Roberts Road Cost Accounting 4 Fairmeadow Road Systems Clerk Boutwell Street Tech. Specialist 4 Lockwood Road Cafeteria Worker 42 Middlesex Avenue Clerk 80 Church Street Sale sman 30 Sheridan Road Bus Driver Boutwell Street Accountant 227 Burlington Avenue Steelworke r 5 Fairview Avenue Inventory Clerk 8 Forrest Street Salesman 9 South Street Housewife 2 Oakdale Road Retired 6 Powder House Circle At Home 5 Chandler Road Electro-Mech. Tech. 117 Lake Street Forms Control Mgr. 524 Woburn Street Local Testman 3 Chase Road P. B. X. Foreman 35 Adams Street Lecturer 10 Fairmeadow Road P. B. X. Insp. Tester 44 RESIDENCE OCCUPATION 214 Burlington Avenue Housewife 24 Belmont Avenue Television Repairman 23 High Street Management Member 8 Sprucewood Road Waitre s s 7 Chandler Road Asst. Manager 46 Columbia Street Cable Splicer 42 Adams Street Self Employed 500 Salem Street Finisher 66 Lawrence Street Self Employed 8 Hillside Way Machine Operator 9 Burt Road Publications Analyst 10 Woodland Drive Mech. Tech. Supervisor 5 Strout Avenue Ins. Acct. Sup. 27 Moore Street Prod. Manager 4 Baland Road Housewife 25 Grace Drive Sr. Systems Engineer 52 Federal Street Sr. Crew Scheduler 27 Chestnut Street Machinist 2 Muse Avenue Electrician Leader 8 Kelley Road Retail Sales Manager 9 Crest Avenue Elec. Tech. 13 Church Street Tool & Die Maker 33 Woburn Street Chief Engineer 25 Concord Street Housewife 1 Barbara Avenue Floor Refinisher 111 Butters Row Salesman & Estimator 6 River Street As semble r 31 Glen Road Precision Grinder 10 Sprucewood Road Bookkeepe r Kilmarnock Street Metal Spinner 3 Marie Drive Housewife 9 Loumac Road Housewife 1 Kelly Road Housewife 1 Kelly Road Ass't. Night Supervisor 343 Salem Street Eng. Cost Analyst 123 Chestnut Street Electrician 45 Church Street Sr. Aerodynamics Eng. 34 Marcia Road Senior Engineer 60 Chestnut Street Mechanical Engineer 109 Burlington Avenue N. E. Tel & Tel. 3 Strout Avenue Banke r 18 Carter Lane Adm. Assistant 16 Kelley Road Plumber 30 Shady Lane Drive Claims Adjuster 6 Ledgewood Road Technician 116 Aldrich Road Housewife 11 Veranda Avenue Housewife 6 Oakdale Road Cafeteria Worker 9 Kelley Road Office Manager 9 Kelley Road Housewife 9 Kelley Road Accountant 45 Jury List: (continued) NAME Lanzillo, Wayne P. Lesnik, Martin I. Lowe, Edna Frances i=Lyons, Leila P. Lyons, William Mac Donald, Bruce '=McCue, Catherine McCue, Francis P. McLane, Charles McVicker, Robert N. Merrill, Francis Miller, Harold S. ■'Montuori, Gertrude C. Moore, Eric E. Morin, Armand E. Morrice, Paul A. Muise, John A. Murray, John W. Noel, Clarence G. Norton, Augustus T. , Jr. :=0'Brien, Nora A. O'Connor, Alfred T. -O'Reilly, Doris M. Palazzi, Andrew Palmer, Ivan E. Pendergast, Thomas J. Pipes, Millard C. Pisani, Michael Piscatelli, Michael D. Poirier, William C. , Jr. I=Ring, Audrey F. Roselli, Joseph T. Russell, William H. Russo, Angela Scruton, H. Kent '^^Seitz, Eloise B. Sharkey, Kenneth G. ''Sherrin, Evelyn M. Silva, Edward F. Smallidge, Hilliard C. Smith, Nathan E. Smith, Robert Spinney, Chester R. Spring, Walker C. Tenhuisen, Harold J. Thomas, Edward A. Traill, Robert H. Walking, Frederick A. Ward, Kenneth E. Washburn, Paul R. Welling, James RESIDENCE 32 Fairmeadow Road 4 Lawrence Court 23 Linda Road 107 Chestnut Street 107 Chestnut Street 181 Chestnut Street 12 Lawrence Street 12 Lawrence Street 252 Middlesex Avenue 16 Lawrence Court 364 Chestnut Street 25 King Street 220 Burlington Avenue 35 Concord Street 118 Butters Row 109 Middlesex Avenue 99 West Street Laurel Avenue 6 Glenview Road 204 Wildwood Street 39 Adams Street 2 Canal Street 34 Adams Street 2 Chase Road 29 Veranda Avenue 17 Birchwood Road 300 Chestnut Street 12 Catherine Avenue 4 St rout Avenue 3 Chandler Road 277 Middlesex Avenue Randolph Road 10 Wildwood Street 3 Sprucewood Road 3 1 Moore Street 711 Woburn Street 18 Lawrence Street 16 Gunderson Road 65 West Street 5 Sewell Road 56 North Street 6 State Street 3 Pine ridge Road 21 Thurston Avenue 54 Chestnut Street 13 Fairmeadow Road 29 Burt Road 8 Moore Street 2 6 Miller Road 20 Ballardvale Street 12 Fay Street OCCUPATION Electrician Elec. Engineer Revenue Auditor Sec retary Brakeman Treasury Analyst T ransc ribe r Planner & Estimator Receiver Design Draftsman Maint. Mechanic Truck Driver-Mech. Housewife Experimental Mach. Test Group Leader Insurance Agent Punch Press Set-up Subcontractor Unemployed Eng. Aide Ope rator Insurance Agent Secretary Electrician Pump Repairman Meat Handler Retired Tool Grinder Automotive Manager Prod. Eng. Clerk Electrical Assembler Ass't. to Dept. Mgr. At Home Ass't. to Dir. of Adm. Sec. & Ass't. Purch. Age Sr. Staff Accountant Housewife American Airlines Filter Pump Oper. Computer Programmer Cash Reg. Repairman Retired Insurance Underwriter Chief Accountant Lithographic Stripper Coppersmith Mechanic Tele. Equip. Installer Ass't. Advert. Manager Store Engineer 46 iry List: (continued) NAME hitney, Ronald E. ibert, Anne I. illis, John F. ill son, Richard oods, Joseph H. , Jr. orby, Mary A. orth, Roger O. Drks, John W. imaites, George imbernardi, Mario .nn, Ruth C. zis, Francis J. RESIDENCE 15 Thurston Avenue 29 Glen Road 10 Suncrest Avenue 24 Thurston Avenue 191 Wild-wood Street 316 Middlesex Avenue 25 Liberty Street 9 Linda Road- 6 Chapman Avenue 7 Elwood Road 179 Chestnut Street 122 Nichols Street OCCUPATION Office Service Manager Lab. Assistant Project Engineer Ass't. Claims Supr. Letter Carrier Housewife Inventory Clerk Field Supervisor Retarder Operator Oil Business Retired Truck Driver Sealer of Weights & Measures ! list of measuring devices, meters. and weights adjusted and sealed dur ing the year 1970 is as foil Adjusted Sealed Not Sealed Condenaned ances, Scales & Weights 20 123 12 15 oacity Measures 15 2 8 juid Measuring Meters 32 144 6 6 >er Measuring Devices 8 14 3 4 weighing of Prepackaged Foods 1200 47 Board of Appeals Applicant Case #1-70 Richard W. Froton Case #2-70 David C. Perkins Case #3-70 John A. Webster Case #4-70 George Stevens (James Meehan & D. Turcotte, Agents) Case #5-70 Carmen & Rose DeFranzo Reason for Appeal For a variance to erect an addition to a building on a non-conforming lot at 8 Cedar Street. For a variance to correct errors made at the time of subdivision and building. For a special permit to excavate and remove earth products from 256 Andover Street. For a variance to erect a sign at 212 Main Street. For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 10 Edwards Road. Granted Granted Granted Granted Granted Case #6-70 Jean-Cor Const. Corp. For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Radcliff Road within the required side yard. Granted Case #7-70 CeCelia E. Hoban For a variance to divide a parcel of land at 16 School Street into two lots, each lot having insufficient frontage, depth and area. Granted Case #8-70 Robert Dick For a variance to erect a building on a lot on Strout Avenue to be used for the restoration of antique auto, and to authorize a private garage for more than (3) vehicles. Denied Case #9-70 Samuel W. Grant For a variance to conduct a metal fabrication business in a General Business District at 287 Main Street. Denied Case #10-70 Lloyd V. Hubert For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 5 Woodland Drive. Granted 48 alicant Reason for Appeal Decision 36 #11-70 lest A. Dentali For a variance to erect an addition on a lot at 7 First Avenue within the required side yard. Granted 56 #12-70 jrmond & Geraldine Boly For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on First Avenue having insufficient frontage, depth and area. Denied 56 #13-70 menic H. & Stella Toto For a variance to divide a parcel of land at 23 Jones Avenue into two lots each having sufficient frontage and area but insufficient depth. Denied se #14-70 lice & Lucille Grossi For a variance to establish a fish fry takeout restaurant in a SRA District. Denied ;se #15-70 seph & Henry R. Stromarino For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Robin Road into two lots, one lot having insufficient depth and area and one lot having insufficient frontage, depth and area. Denied ise #16-70 Iph & Nancy Garland For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Muse Avenue and Malloy Street, in order to square two lots. Granted se #17-70 arles C. Baker ,S6 #18-70 ven L. Oremland For a variance to combine two lots on Taft Road and to redivide the parcel into two lots having in- sufficient depth and area to more closely conform to Section V-1 of the Zoning By-law. For a variance to erect an attached porch on a non-conforming lot at 9 Belmont Avenue. Granted Granted 36 #19-70 seph LaCreta For a variance to convert existing space on the third floor of a building at 418 Main Street into an apartment. Denied Ese #20-70 laert & Eva Ricci ;se #21-70 For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 3 Oakdale Street within the required rear yard. Cancelled Out. Granted i se #22-70 thony & Edythe EF ranee SCO For a variance to erect an addition on a lot at 45 North Street within the required side yard. Granted 49 Applicant Reason for Appeal Case #23-70 Mary Callandrello Case #24-70 Gordon H. Harnum Case #25-70 Larz Neilson Case #26-70 Joseph Galka & Raymond Paozkowski Case #27-70 Kelmore Realty Trust Case #28-70 Jackson Brothers Case #29-70 James & Eleanor Demos Case #30-70 Ambrose H. Bonnano Case #31-70 Frank W. C of fill Case #32-70 Case #33-70 Charles R. Pembrook Case #34-70 Louis R. Moore For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 677 Main Street. For a special permit at 867 Woburn Street for the inside and outside storage of material and equipment other than those specifically permitted in Section 3-4 of the Zoning By-law. For a variance to erect an addition to a building at 364 Middlesex Avenue within the required front yard. For a variance on two lots on Butters Row, each having insufficient depth according to Section V-5 of the Zoning By-law. For a variance to erect a repair garage in an Industrial District at 326 Ballardvale Street. For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Middlesex Avenue having insufficient depth according to Section V-5 of the Zoning By-law. For a variance to divide a parcel of land on Hopkins Street into two lots, each lot having insufficient frontage, depth and area. For a variance to erect a swimming pool on a lot at 232 Shaw sheen Avenue within the rear and side yard. For a variance to combine two non-conforming lots on Aldrich Road Case Withdrawn For a variance to divide a parcel of land at 84 Shaw sheen Avenue each lot having insufficient depth and area. For a variance to erect an attached porch on a non-conforming lot. 50 plicant Reason for Appeal Decision se #35-70 R. Realty Trust For a special permit to operate an indoor breeding laboratory for medical or scientific research. Granted se #36-70 R. Realty Trust se #37-70 chael J. Simmons se #38-70 yUiam T. Allen :se #39-70 len C. Syvertson se #40-70 ra M. Theriault For a variance to erect a rubber-coated water tank "Fabritank" on a lot on Ballardvale Street. For a variance to erect a garage. For a special permit to live in an existing dwelling at 68 McDonald Road until a new dwelling is built on the same lot. For a variance to combine two lots at the corner of Morse Avenue and Denault Road and redivide the parcel into two lots. For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Lexington Street . Granted Granted Granted Withdrawn Granted se #41-70 msons Realty Trust For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Federal Street. Granted se #42-70 Iford G. Hirtle For a variance of 10 feet to erect a garage on a lot at 15 Jaquith Road. Granted ise #43-70 m & Priscilla Cipriani For a variance to erect a porch on a lot at 35 Dadant Drive . Granted se #44-70 arles Ingalls id others) For a special permit to build a clubhouse, lodge or other non-profit recreational, social, educational or civic use. Granted se #45-70 len C. Syvertson se #46-70 rz Realty Trust se #47-70 lliam C. Cawthron For a variance to combine two lots at the corner of Morse Avenue and Denault Road and redivide the parcel into two lots. For a special permit to erect a building at 364 Middlesex Avenue. For a variance to maintain a swimming pool within the required rear yard. Granted Granted Granted 51 Applicant Reason For Appeal Case #48-70 Harriett M. Jillett Case #49-70 Francis D. Cronin Case #50-70 Sidney R. Kaizer Case #51-70 Irving H. Day Case #60-70 Sidney R. Kaizer For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a non-conforming lot at 28 Veranda Avenue. For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling within the required side yard. For a variance to erect an addition to a non-conforming dwelling and to erect the addition within the required side yard. Luther M. Child For a variance to conduct a manufacturing business consisting of finishing blocks at 8 Oakwood Road. Case #52-70 Romolo & Joseph DiBenedetto For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Blackstone Street. Case #53-70 Ernest A. Dentali For a variance to erect a carport within the required front yard. Case #54-70 Samuel E. Pica For a variance to combine two non-conforming lots at 16 West Jamaica Avenue. Case #55-70 Frederick Sheehan For a variance to use land in a SRA District as parking area on West Street for an adjacent indus- trial district. Case #56-70 Catherine M. Emery For a variance to erect an addition to a dwelling on a non- conforming lot at 39 Hanover Street. Case #57-70 Scully Signal Co. For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at Northern Industrial Park. Case #58-70 Louis R. Moore For a variance to erect a screened-in porch to an existing dwelling on a non-conforming lot. Case #59-70 For a variance to erect an addition to a non-conforming building on a lot at 407 Woburn Street. For a variance to erect a carport on a non-conforming lot at 5 Cottage Street, 52 blicant se #61-70 ancis Shukis se #6Z-70 'iurice E. Needham : se #63-70 S;hard Lesperance :| se #64-70 lien C. Syvertson - se #65-70 .;cci's Realty Trust se #66-70 eetheart Plastics se #67-70 elyn J. Wallace ise #68-70 i^in R. Dyer ^se #69-70 ivens Family Trust inon Cutter ;se #70-70 ise Pellechia Reason for Appeal Decision For a variance to erect an addition to an existing dwelling on a non- conforming lot at 7 Cedar Street. Granted For a variance from the Building By-law to use manufactured roof trusses as an alternate method of roof construction. Granted For a variance to maintain a utility building on a lot at 759 Woburn Street. Granted For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot at the corner of Morse Avenue and Denault , Road. Granted For a variance to maintain a temporary trailer on a lot at 2 1 1 Lowell Street for bank use only. For a variance to use land in a SRA District at 1 Burlington Avenue for parking. Granted Granted 5; Si For a variance to erect a sign on a lot at 355 Main Street. Pending For a variance to erect a garage on a lot at 18 Kenwood Avenue. Granted For a special permit to keep cats in a nutrition centre on a lot at 845 Woburn Street. Granted For a variance to erect a dwelling on a lot on Lloyd Road having insufficient depth and area. Granted 53 Accepted Streets Strc Gt F r om 1 o Miles Feet Date (s) Accepte A H 3 trr™* c ^ 1" T o t» t" X^LlcLllls O L i. C C L IVi-lUl-LlC t> C?t J^VCliLlc t— A T^O X^dllS-Cl OUICCL 4600 3-02-08 o TTj K» Q Q A f r A V1 1 1 A o lid w b xic cii ji.vt;iiu.c; iJlllcxlCd Ijinc 2 1 1 _n6-Q4 And-OvG r Street Salem Street Andover Line 3 1 1 QA 1 1 — UD— yrr ■3. _> — 1 Anthony Avenue Salem Street Catherine Avenue lU-uO— DO Arlene Avenue Salem Street Dorothy Avenue 10-03-66 Auburn Avenue Shaw sheen Avenue 800 3-12-45 Ayotte Street Westdale Avenue Cre st Avenue 240 3 _ 1 0-47 Baker Street Brand Avenue 700 _> — 1 — ^ J Ballard vale Street Salem. Street Andover Line 2. 7 X X— \_/u— /rr Bancroft Street Liberty Street X_) IVi x\.xx. 400 3 _ 1 7 _ ^1? Beacon Street Church Street Belmont Avenue 1000 3-01-15 Burlington Avenue XDyxOn OLxccL 1000 3 - 10-47 Beeching A.venue Cunningham Street Faulkner A. venue 450 J — X — _J 7 Belmont Avenue Columbia Street otate otreei 1000 J — VJ J — J J Birchwood Road juuitn xv-oaa Short Street 1550 J — X / — J 3 — X xj out we 11 otreet -rt-iQiicn xvoaa Burlington Avenue 0. 8 1 1-06-94 3 - 12 XJ 1 dllLl XA-VCIILIC xjxiuyc j-jdiic IDdixCX O L X t: C L 2370 3-13-33 3 -08 X-JXCLLLXC OUICCL IVXd bodL.XlU.oCLts -il- V c . (r3 T* iH (3 n AxT'OTino v^dXtXCll X^VCllLLC 1100 3- 12-45 Brentwood Avenue -Woodside Avenue Vv ODUxn OLXccL 907 6-21-38 Bridge Lane ^lain Street Shaw sheen Avenue 0. 3 1 1 -nA_Q4. X X — WU — 7^ Broad Street Carmel Street iDOtn ways 1377 -J 1 -3 J - i J - Burlington Avenue Main Street Burlington Line 1. 6 11-06-94 Burnap Street Grove Avenue Winchell Road 1378 3-12-45 3 -10 Burt Road Cedar Street Fall Street 2500 3-12-45 3 -11 Butters Row Main Street Chestnut Street 0. 6 11-06-94 Catherine Avenue Arlene Avenue Dorothy Avenue 10-03-66 Canal Street Shaw sheen Avenue Burt Road 1511 10-16-39 3 -12 Carolyn Road North Street Linda Road 950 3-12-60 Carson Avenue Hathaway Road Both Ways 677 3-10-53 3 -12 Carson Ave. Ext. Marie Drive 300 3-11-61 Carter Lane Shaw sheen Avenue 1400 3-09-57 Cedar Street Harris Street Burt Road 600 3-12-45 Cedar Crest Road Pinewood Road Judith Road 1100 5-27-63 Central Street Middlesex Avenue Church Street 574 10-16-50 Chandler Road Kelley Road Adams Street 400 3-09-57 Chapman Avenue Hathaway Road 322 3-05-51 Chase Road Hathaway Road 297 3-10-53 Chestnut Street Burlington Avenue Woburn Line 2. 1 11-06-94 Church Street Main Street Middlesex Avenue 0. 8 11-06-94 Clark Street Main Street Church Street 0. 8 11-06-94 Cochrane Road Forest Street Warren Road 800 3-10-47 54 street From To Miles Feet Date (s) Accepted ilumbia Street Church Street Talbot Avenue 0. 1 3-02-08 3-13-33 mcord Street Federal Street No. Reading Line 1. 1 11-06-94 ingress Street Forest Street Burlington Line 965 10-16-39 lok Avenue Main Street Kensington Avenue 1000 3-11-46 lolidge Road Hathaway Road 270 3-05-51 irey Avenue Grand Street Canal Street 370 3-05-51 ittage Street Main Street 920 3-13-54 •est Avenue Ayotte Street 560 3-10-47 •OSS Street Main Street Lowell Street 900 11-06-94 inningham Street Salem. Street Beeching Avenue 2320 3-44 3-52 3-53 •press Street Glen Road 260 3-05-51 ,dant Drive North Street North Street 1710. 4 3-14-64 .vis Street Main Street 500 3-17-52 .yton Road Hathaway Road 170 3-05-51 :11 Drive Burlington Avenue 450 3-08-58 )bson Street Glen Road Gary Street 1402 3-13-54 ' »rchester Street Billerica Line 1400 3-05-51 irothy Avenue Barbara Avenue Arlene Avenue 1556 3-12-60 ; 'aper Drive Gunderson Road 100 3-14-59 •ury Lane School Street Glen Road 3-09-63 iblin Avenue Main Street 500 3-05-51 inton Road Nassau Avenue Both Ways 638 3-10-56 :) mes Street Main Street Woburn Street 0. 7 11-06-94 Iwards Road Forest Street Baldwin Road 450 3-10-47 iwood Road Forest Street Dead End 642 3-09-68 nerson Street Oakwood Road Faulkner Avenue 600 3-05-51 irfield Avenue .irmeadow Road -irview Avenue .neuil Drive ulkner Avenue .y Street :deral Street •rguson Road oradale Avenue >rest Street •ederick Drive 's ■»■■ •4/ Main Street Nichols Street State Street Massachusetts Ave. Glen Road Glen Road Middlesex Avenue Shaw sheen Avenue Burlington Avenue Aldrich Road Salem Street Nichols Street W. Jamaica Avenue Gary Street Woburn Street Dead End Dead End Burlington Avenue 1. I 0. 8 1300 3 -11 -46 2328 3 -08 -58 650 3 -13 -33 1000 10 -16 -50 2671 3 -13 -44 700 6 -21 -38 11 -06 -94 1072. 61 3 -11 -67 625 3 -21 -70 11 -06 -94 10 -03 -66 10-53 12-45 en Road Main Street Middlesex Avenue 1. 3 11 -06 -94 endale Circle Glen Road Glen Road 1300 3 -17 -52 enview Road Siincrest Avenue 360 3 -14 -59 )wing Road Park Street Marcus Road 900 3 -10 -56 (•ace Drive Shawsheen Avenue 10 -03 -66 •and Street Shaw sheen Avenue Dunmore Road 850 3 -17 -52 (•ant Street Federal Street B & M RR. 780 3 -08 -43 •ove Avenue Main Street Lake Street 0. 4 9 -29 -10 inderson Road Hathaway Road Marie Drive Both Ways 1081 3 10 -14 -03 -59 -66 55 Street F rom J. O Mile s r eet Date (s ) Acceptec I T ri3.mlin Lane Lawrence Street D 30 ^ 1 A J - i u A? Hanson Road Woodland Road ueau jii»na 1 c aq -09 Hardin Street Aldrich Road Lubbers Brook OCA T AC -51 2-11- Harnden Street Main Street Glen Road 0. 1 3-04 -95 Harris Street Burlington Avenue Cedar Street 700 3-12 -4D Harvard Avenue Main Street River Street 1 AC -D I Hathaway Road Woburn otreet Gunderson Road 1 O O lis bo "3 CI 3 -b i "2 c; "2 "2 E Hawthorne Road Woburn Street "> 1 r\ "2 1 A -56 High Street Middlesex Avenue Woburn Street 0. 5 11-06 -94 Hillside Way Chestnut Street Burlington Line n U . D 3-02 1 A riiiitop xvoaa Suncrest Avenue 1 ^ A J - i 4 CO -b9 Hob son Avenue Pine Avenue IdU It. beyond ion :> -4b J - ^^ "2 c D I J - _ Wiser Street • Hopkins Street Shaw sheen Avenue Billerica Line n u . c D 11 n A 1 i - Ud iTac^uith Road Shawsheen Avenue J - uo -48 3-49 3 Jere Road Fairmeadow Road Fairmeadow Road 1247 3-09 -68 Jones Avenue Glen Road 719 6-10 - juuitn noau Birchwood Road Cedar Crest Road ^ in o - 1 U - D J x\.ciicy xvoaa Adams otreet 1 CD no -57 — ~j t i\.enQaii olpccl ^±Qricn xvoaQ Blanchard Road 1 ^nn i O VJ u ^ 1 7 -45 x\. c 11 w o ou -rt-vciiLit; vv ouurn otrccL xvcQwooa ± cx rdct: -? J u D — Ci i. — 1 u Kie rnan A.venue Kdain Street J - UO — 3 O Kilmarnock Street West Street Reading Line n C D 1 i - U D Q A - 7T: King Street Glen Road Broad Street A 1 n D - 1 u An 3 - 12 - Kirk Street Main Street 7 ? Die J - U D — J 1 Lake Street M^am Street Shawsheen Avenue 1 n U 1 1 nA 1 1 - U D Q A Lang Street Bancroft Street ID &c iVi xvxv. rtUU ^ 17 — 3 ^ Laurel Avenue Malloy Road Parker Street DD ( 1 A 1 A 1 U - i D -DU Lawrence Court Lawrence Street Do J 1 1 A -56 Lawrence Street Glendale Circle Shady Lane Drive 3773 3-10 -56 Ledgewood Road Suncrest Avenue 383 3-14 -59 Liberty Street r eclerai otreet £5 & M KK.. 7 >1 A o - Do -43 Lincoln Street i" ederai otreet Jd & M KK. 7 "5 A D -UO -43 Linda Koad & Lxt. riign otreet 1 O /] A R in 1 A -50 3-14- Lioyd Koad Main Street 1 A C A "2 n EX -51 Lockwood Road rsaiiardvale otreet AAA 990 3 - Uv -57 Longview Road Middlesex Avenue "2 1/1 J - i 4 -59 Loumac Road Drury Lane T o End -63 Lowell Street Main Street Reading Line 1 Q 7 11 A 1 i - (J D -94 Lowell St. Park otation ( - DU otation i^-DK) 1 Q n Q - 1957 Mackey Road Federal Street 250 3-08 -43 Main Street Tewksbury Line Woburn Line 4. 11-06 -94 Marcus Road Gowing Road Gowing Road 2315 3-08 -58 Marcia Road North Street 1130 3-10 -62 Marie Drive Woburn Street Thrush Road 1285 3-11 -61 Thrush Road Gunderson Road 10-03 -66 Marion Street Burlington Avenue (1739) 9-01 -06 Count^ ( 900) 3-12 -45 Marjorie Road Main Street 1550 3-05 -51 56 Street From To Miles Feet Date (s) Accepted assachusetts Ave. Main Street ot. i-^aui otreet o n A 6 - 1 Z -4ri cJJonaia Koad Salem Street 1 /I 9 /t - 1 J A A -44 eadow Lane Suncrest Avenue "2 ^ "2 JO J -09 -57 elody Lane Shawsheen Avenue 1 r* 10 -03 -66 iddlesex Avenue Main Street Salem Street 2. 3 11 -06 -94 iles Street Main Street Hobson Avenue 400 3 -12 -45 liller Road Ciien Koad Emerson Street 3 -12 -45 loore Street Shawsheen Avenue Wedgewood Avenue 1 c o o 3 -11 -67 orse Avenue Woburn Street lib I 10 -lb -39 ystic Avenue Middlesex Avenue c n Q i -0<i -Oo assau Avenue Shawsheen Avenue Decatur Street 2000 3 -11 -46 ichols Street Shawsheen Avenue Shawsheen River 0. 7 11 -06 -94 ickerson Avenue West Street 900 3 -10 -47 orfolk Street Carter Lane Nassau Avenue 538 3 -13 -54 orth Street Middlesex Avenue Dadant Drive 3533 3 -12 -45 unn Road Kelley Road 213 3 -13 -65 ak Street Salem Street 350 3 -19 -51 akdale Road Judith Road Short Street 2280 10 -16 -50 akridge Circle Cowing Road Cowing Road 1730 3 -08 -58 akwood Road Main Street Fairfield Avenue 850 3 -11 -46 Ison Street Church Street 132 3 -09 -57 ark Street Woburn Street No. Reading Line 9 11 -06 -94 arker Street Lowell Street Blackstone Street 0. 36 3 -04 -07 3 -03 -19 atricia Circle Dell Drive Dell Drive 595 3 -08 -58 ershing Street Federal Street B & M RR. 720 3 -08 -43 hillips Avenue Wiser Street Wild Avenue 1800 3 -11 -46 3 -13 -54 illing Road Hathaway Road Both Ways 930 3 -14 -59 ine Avenue Main Street Hobson Avenue 400 3 -12 -45 ineridge Road North Street Linda Road 900 3 -12 -60 ineview Road Lipp Street Adelman Road 450 3 -10 -53 inewood Road Birchwood Road Shady Lane Drive 1332 3 -13 -54 leasant Road Middlesex Avenue Linda Road 750 3 -10 -62 owder House Circle Middlesex Avenue 730 3 -13 -54 i.ailroad Avenue Clark Street Stone Street 0. 2 3 -01 -09 edwood Terrace Kenwood Avenue Dead End 645 3 -21 -70 idge Road Suncrest Avenue 365 3 -10 -56 iver Street Massachusetts Ave. Harvard Avenue 440 3 -10 -62 .oberts Road Burlington Avenue 1860 3 -11 -67 .ollins Road Fenway Street Marion Street 200 3 -13 -54 .oosevelt Road Boutwell Street Swain Road 2000 3 -11 -46 .oyal Street Salem Street 1040 3 -05 -51 alem Street Tewksbury Line No. Reading Line 2. 7 1 1 -06 -94 3 -05 -06 chool Street Middlesex Avenue High School Lot 616 3 -01 -15 Buzzell School Dead End 3 -09 -63 ewell Road Hathaway Road 380 3 -12 -55 hady Lane Drive Middlesex Avenue Lawrence Street 2676 3 -08 -58 haw sheen Avenue Main Street Billerica Line 2. 2 1 1 -06 -94 heridan Road Hathaway Road 487 3 -05 -51 57 Street From To Miles Feet Date (s) Accepted Silver Lake Avenue Lake Street Dexter Street 455 3 -13 -54 Sprucewood Road Shady Lane Drive Short Street Ann ouu D 1 "7 State Street Belmont Avenue Fairview Avenue 275 3 -03 -33 Strout Avenue Lowell Street aq l DO D -it -bb Suncrest Avenue West Street 1246 3 -13 -54 Swain Road Fore st Street Burlington Avenue 0. 4 3 -20 -22 Taft Road Swain Road Boutwell Street 1985. 53 6 -21 -38 Taplin Avenu-e Hobson Avenue Lubbers Brook 900 3 -11 -46 Temple Street Church Street 274 6 -06 -11 Thrush Road Salem Street Marie Drive 400 3 -11 -61 Thurston Avenue Church Street 0. 2 3 -04 -07 T ruman Road Hathaway Road 300 3 -10 -53 Upton Court Andover Street 0. 1 11 -06 -94 Veranda Avenue Main Street Lubbers Brook 1075 3 -06 -16 Virginia Road No. Reading Line 1200 3 -13 -54 Walker Street Main Street 423 3 -08 -58 Warren Road Lake St. , Tewks. -- 100 3 -13 -54 Washington Avenue Clark Street Chase Street 0. 3 3 -01 -20 Webber Street Burlington Avenue Dead End 680 3 -15 -69 Wedgewood Avenue Moore Street Dead End 475 3 -11 -67 West Street Woburn Street Reading Line 1. 7 1 1 -06 -94 Westdale Avenue West Street B & M RR. 1211 6 -22 -42 Wightman Road Warren Road Albert Street 230 3 -13 -54 Wild Avenue Grove Avenue B & M RR. 0. 2 12 -29 -10 Wildwood Street Middlesex Avenue Woburn Street 1. 1 11 -06 -94 Williams Avenue Main Street 693 6 -10 -40 Wilson Street Federal Street B & M RR. 760 3 -08 -43 Wilton Drive Shaw sheen Avenue 10 -03 -66 Winchell Road Grove Avenue Burnap Street 200 3 -12 -45 Wing Road Woburn Street 746 3 -08 -58 Wiser Street Main Street Taplin Avenue 900 10 -16 -50 Woburn Street Andover Street Woburn Line 4. 2 11 -06 -94 Woodland Road Lowell Street Dead End 1170 3 -15 -69 Woodlawn Avenue Border Avenue Kensington Avenue 250 3 -17 -52 Constable I herewith submit my Annual Report as Constable of the Town of Wilmington for the year 1970. I have posted Notices and Warrants for the Annual Town Meeting, Special Town Meeting, State Primary and State Election, in accordance with the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington. I have also served and posted notices for other Officers and Departments of the Town of Wilmington. 58 Redevelopment Authority e Members of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority send greetings to the citizens of the Town of Imington and are proud to present the Annual Report of the Authority. e Wilmington Redevelopment Authority presented the Land Assembly plan to the Annual Town Meeting of 70 and received the Town's approval of a bond issue of $200, 000 to carry out the Eames Street Industrial .rk Project. .e approved project plan was then submitted to the Department of Community Affairs, Commonwealth of issachusetts, for approval. After some delays during the summer and fall, the Authority received notice jm the Commonwealth that the plan had been approved. The Authority is now in the process of assembling ! land for re -sale. . March 10, 1970 the appointment of Mr. Milton L. Bradford, Jr. , as State -Appointed member, was ceived from the Department of Community Affairs. Mr. Bradford is to fill the unexpired term of hn R. Evans, which term will expire on May 17, 1974. Mr. Evans resigned as State Member when he )ved out of the state in 1969. e Redevelopment Authority has continued to send minutes of all meetings to the Board of Selectmen, nance Committee, and Planning Board in an effort to keep these boards informed as to the progress of ! Authority. We will continue this practice during the next year. i.e Wilmington Redevelopment Authority wishes to thank the Boards, Committees, and citizens of the Town ).ose splendid cooperation has helped us to receive approval of the Land Assembly project. 59 Reserve Fund Transfers - 1970 Reserve Fund Voted at 1970 Annual Meeting - $50, 000 Date Acct. ff 8/17 955 9/14 700/B9 9/16 710/B3 10/15 Police Expense 10/5 Police C rui se r 10/21 200-D/5 Police Dept. Expense 10/21 Election Salaries 11/12 710/B13 11/30 Tree Dept. 12/1 #995 12/8 #976 12/9 #205 12/15 Fire Dept. Salarie s 12/29 Police Dept. Expense s 12/29 Snow & Ice Salarie s 12/29 Snow & Ice Expense s Acct. Title & Reason for Transfer Regional Vocational School Acct. Voted $40. 00 Short (Misc. Contractual Service Repairs &; Maintenance) Public Buildings Protection Persons & Property- Riot Control Equipment Replace 1970 Police Cruiser Police Cruiser damaged in accident Tellers, Police, Firemen at Spec. Town Meeting Including Increase in Salarie s Electric & Telephone Bills, Teletype at Police Station, Phones at Town Hall Annex Salaries for remainder of 1970 Demolition of substandard structures Removal of Grove Ave. houses Replace Brake System on Fire Truck Unable to pre -determine cost of time and one half Gas, Oil and repairs. Insufficient funds in budget Salaries for Snow Removal. Insufficient money appropriated Rental of Equipment for snow Removal. Insufficient money appropriated. Amount T ransferred $ 40. 00 2, 000. 00 1, 750. 00 1, 200. 00 2, 780. 00 400. 00 1, 000. 00 3, 000. 00 1, 050. 00 902. 00 3, 200. 00 3, 500. 00 3, 500. 00 582. 23 7, 063. 61 (Balance of Reserve fund) 18, 032. 16 60 School Committee School Committee of the Town of Wilmington herewith presents its report for the year 1970. The mbership of the Committee was as follows: John D. Brooks, Chairman Walter J. McNamara, Vice Chairman L. Barbara Hooper, Secretary- Diana C. Imbimbo Arnold F. Lanni William J. Fay, Jr. - Nancy Clark Re signed from the Committee on May 2Z, 1970. -.^-''-Appointed to the Committee on June 15, 1970. The Building Program and Its Future Direction ring the year 1970, the Committee wrestled with the immense problem having to do with future school astruction. The Committee voted in May, 1970 to pursue the direction of a new 1, 600 pupil high school ich would, if constructed, satisfy all building needs for years to come. This plan called for converting present high school into a junior high school and then converting the two intermediate schools to ele- ntary buildings. This plan would have allowed for the phasing out of older structures such as the Swain, Iker, and Whitefield Schools. # .- the Special Town Meeting of November 21, 1970, the townspeople did not elect to vote favorably on the rrant article having to do with the purchase of a site for a new high school. e Committee, working with the Superintendent of Schools, set about mapping the future direction it would ;e. As a result an Advisory Committee was formed to assist the School Committee with this enormous I most important task. The make-up of the Advisory Committee is as follows; School Committee School Administration Board of Selectmen Finance Committee Planning Board Conservation Committee Recreation Commission High School Faculty Citizens John Brooks L. Barbara Hooper Walter H. Pierce James Miceli Richard Howlett Morton Grant David Townley John Waugh Alfred Hambelton Lional Baldwin Richard Cogan William Mackinnon John Nealon David T rickett 61 The purpose and function of this Committee will be as follows: Purpose: The Advisory Committee was formulated to assist the School Committee and Administratio in the future direction of its Building Program. This Committee made up of Town Board Membe and Citizens bring a wide knowledge and experience which the School Committee and Administrat believe will be of tremendous value in assisting them with this most important program. Function: The function of this Committee will be to scrutinize all available information in addition to new information forwarded to them by the School Administration and to make recommendations t the School Cominittee as to their findings and as to the various options that could be taken in solving our building needs. The Advisory Committee will deal with the following areas: Site investigation - new sites, a new high school Site investigation - present site, an addition program Cost estimates - a new high school Cost estimates - an addition program Site development costs - a new high school Site development costs - an addition program Land acquisition costs - a new high school Land acquisition costs - an addition program Review of Educational Specifications - a new high school Review of Educational Specifications - an addition program It is hoped that the Advisory Committee will complete their findings and make specific recommendations the School Committee in the spring of 1971. In other matters involving the total operation of the Wilmington Public Schools, the Committee dealt with the following: 1. The Committee entered into collective bargaining with teachers, administrators, secretaries, nurses, and cafeteria personnel on salaries and conditions of employment. The result was the realization of salary schedules and conditions of employment with the above groups which kept Wilmington in a competitive position with surrounding communities. Z. The Committee in its quest for qualified teachers entered into recruitment programs with the following colleges and universities: In addition to these institutions, information about the Wilmington Public Schools is distributed t^ many colleges and universities in other states. This effort has successfully attracted candidate; from all over the nation. Boston College Boston State College Boston University Emmanuel College Fitchburg State College Harvard University Lowell State College University of Massachusetts Northeastern University Regis College Salem State College Simmons College Springfield College Tufts University Wellesley College 62 3. Resignations were received from 42 teachers for the following reasons: Professional Improvement 6 Maternity 5 Family Responsibility 8 Counselled Out 1 Leaves of Absence 4 Retirement 1 Teach in other Communities 10 Death 1 Marriage 6 Mrs. Margaret Jordan, a staff member, retired after the close of the 1969-70 school year. She was a Grade two teacher at the Walker School for a number of years and was well respected by the Committee, administration, fellow teachers, parents, and pupils. The Committee wishes her well in her retirement years. The Committee also wishes to acknowledge the retirement of Mrs. Eleanor Day who served as High School Secretary for many years. The Committee extends its appreciation to Mrs. Day for her faithful service and wishes her a fruitful retirement. 4. The Committee also dealt with testbook adoptions, new programs, curriculum development and improvement, innovative teaching methods, and other matters relating to the operation of the Wilmington Public Schools. e Wilmington Public Schools were in operation 180 days beginning September 3, 1969 and ending June 16, 10. The Committee held twenty-four (24) regular meetings, seven (7) special meetings, and twenty (20) etings relating to collective bargaining, making a total of fifty-one (51) meetings for the year 1970. e Committee extends its sincere thanks to town officials, town departments, and to the citizens of Imington for their fine cooperation and assistance during the past year. WILMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS PROJECTED ENROLLMENTS 1970-1978 SEPTEMBER 1970 Year Births K 1 2 3 4 5 6 K-6 7 8 7-8 9 10 11 12 9-12 K-12 1970-1971 346 520 485 487 486 451 467 2896 438 428 866 398 340 300 242 1280 5042 1971-1972 5l5 470 485 488 473 447 2878 469 428 897 433 363 310 282 1388 5163 1972-1973 298 507 462 46 S 486 476 469 2868 449 459 908 433 398 332 292 1455 5231 1973-1974 289 530 502 458 460 469 474 472 2835 +530 3365 471 439 910 465 398 363 312 1538 5813 1974-1975 260 522 500 455 455 461 457 470 2798 +522 3320 474 461 935 444 427 363 342 1576 5831 1975-1976 in 520 500 455 452 456 449 452 2764 +520 3284 472 463 935 467 408 389 342 1606 5825 1976-1977 264 520 500 455 452 453 442 445 2747 +520 3267 455 461 916 470 429 372 366 1637 5820 1977-1978 256 520 500 455 452 453 439 439 2738 +520 3258 448 445 893 467 436 391 350 1644 5795 1978-1979 443 438 881 451 430 408 365 1654 ■k 1975-1980 439 433 872 443 417 398 386 1644 •k 1980-1981 437 429 866 440 409 378 375 1602 1981-1982 435 427 862 435 405 370 355 1565 1982-1983 432 425 857 432 398 368 348 1546 -k 1983-1984 431 423 854 436 396 363 344 1539 ■I' These figures are based on pupils already enrolled in the Wilmington Public Schools. 63 Superintendent of Schools I herewith submit the 1970 Annual Report as Superintendent of Schools. My appointment to the Supe rintendency was on March 5, 1970. I take this occasion to thank the Wilmingt School Committee for the opportunity of serving in this capacity. This report will be divided into the following categories: As Superintendent I presented a reorganization program to the School Committee which reached all areas the School Department. I was mindful as I approached this all-important subject that we should understai that we are now on the threshold of a new era in education just as we seem to be on the threshold of a new era in the sources and use of energy, in industrialization, in communication, in international relations, ; perhaps, in interplanetary communication. The reorganization plan, therefore, affected the following areas: A. Central Administration - The Assistant Superintendent of Schools - The job de scription at this level has changed to that of a curriculum position. It is his role to direct curriculum, grades 1-12 and make recommendations to the Superintendent and School Committee regarding curricv needs, including additional personnel at all levels. He will organize and direct curriculum studies at all levels and with all departments. Business Manager - This new position was created to focus full-time attention to the all-impor area of finances. It will enable us to provide a further in depth analysis of school costs, bette: concentration in purchasing, long-range cost program by departments, and a total move in the direction of a Planned, Programmed, Budgeting System, otherwise known as P. P. B. S. Work Study Administrator - This position was restructured to a full-time position to better service an important segment of the school population. It assists the student who does not have the educational capacity to digest and control a full day academic program but who is capable o; handling a half day of academics and working on a job a half day or the equivalent. It also provides an opportunity for those who have left school to return and thus make a high school diploma a reality. It has proven a success, as there are at present a total of ninety-three (93)' pupils enrolled in this program. I II III IV V VI VII Reorganization New Appointments Elementary Intermediate High School Accreditation Status General Highlights I Reorganization 64 B. Reorganization - Elementary - At this level the reorganization dealt mainly with building assign- ments and additional administrators. The elementary school administrators were reassigned to provide, as much as possible, a principal for each large building. Full-time principals have been assigned to the following schools: Boutwell, Glen Road, Wildwood, Woburn Street and Shawsheen Ave. The only remaining district of schools under one principalship is the Central District which comprises Swain, Buzzell, Walker and Whitefield. In addition, part-time assistant principals were provided for the Woburn Street and Shawsheen Ave. Schools. The personnel filling these positions teach for one half the day and assist in administrative details during the remainder of the day. As these schools exceed 700 in enrollment, it was felt that this change was necessary. C. Reorganization - Intermediate - Again at this level the position of part-time Assistant Principal was created to assist in administrative details. The assistant principal teaches for a half day. Also, he acts as coordinator of pupil services in these schools. This affords the principal an opportunity to spend a greater amount of time in supervision of instruction and planning. D. Reorganization - High School - The basic change at this level was the creation of a new position entitled "Coordinator of Student Activities". This part-time position was an important step in the orderly strengthening and promoting of student activities. To date, close coordination with the Recreation Commission has been established and an activity program has been formulated. Thus far, there are fifty (50) activities which are educational, vocational, social, service, recre- ational and athletic in nature. It is our hope that involvement in these activities will have a carry over to the students in the future. E. Reorganization - Systemwide - The appointment of a full-time "Director of Family Living" was the highlight in this area. This director is responsible for family living programs already in effect, and education in the areas of Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol. The Drug Program is being conducted in fcooperation with the Town Drug Committee. Teachers and students are being trained to assist in the vital area of Drug Education. In addition, there is close cooperation with the Advisory Committee which is comprised of clergy, physicians, and parents. II. New Appointments a result of the reorganization plan outlined, the following appointments have been made throughout the r 1970: Assistant Superintendent - Mr. Derek Little, former director of "Project Lighthouse, " a Title III project in the Cape Cod area fills this position. Business Manager - Mr. Jerry Houghton, former Assistant to the Superintendent in Middleboro is our new Business Manager. He filled this same position in Middleboro. Administrator - Work Study - Mr. Anthony DeLuca, former principal of North Intermediate fills this new position. He began his new duties in September. Part-Time Assistant Principals - Elementary - Mr. John Carr, Shawsheen Ave. and Mr. Joseph Connelly are the two new appointments at this level. Both formerly taught at the W. Intermediate. Part-Time Assistant Principals - Intermediate - Mr. Joseph Gilligan, West Intermediate and Mr. James Jordan, North Intermediate are the new part-time assistant principals in the above schools. Both formerly taught in the schools where they now hold these new positions. Coordinator of Student Activities - Mr. John Lynch was elected to this position. He is a math teacher in the high school. Presently, he teaches three classes per day and devotes the remainder of his time to his new position. 65 Director of Family Living - Mrs. Patricia Gagnon, a former English teacher in our system, is our new Director of Family Living. Mrs. Gagnon was a member of the basic committee who worked in developing this program during the last three years. III. Elementary The 1970 year saw a modification in the "Wednesday Afternoon Program". It has been re - structured in order that the four remaining days would not be extended beyond 3:00 p. m. As a result, the Wednesday dismissal, now is at 1:30 p.m. A transitional class was implemented this year in order to bridge the educational gap between first and second grade. This progressive and innovative program has sixteen students for this year. It is our hop that many of these youngsters will progress to grade three this year and totally avoid a repeat. The implementation of this program could be a step toward a continuous progress plan for students based on a philosophy appropriate to the individual child's needs. It takes a child from the level he has attained, gui and expands his opportunities so that he learns to his fullest and at a pace most beneficial for him. A class for the emotionally disturbed began at the elementary level. This class is a departure from othe classes of this type as it allows students to be involved in other classes throughout the day when possible. Mr. George Hesse was elected to the position of Principal of the Glen Road School. IV. Intermediate At the West Intermediate a change of scheduling to a seven period day allowed an activity period to be implemented. As a result, a wider variety of activities are offered to the students at this level. The Family Living Program which began in 1969 was continued at the West Intermediate and is scheduled for the North Intermediate during this school year. At the North Intermediate, Mr. William J. Fay Jr. replaced Mr. DeLuca as principal of that school. V. High School As indicated earlier an activity program was introduced at this level. This was made possible by adding an additional period on Friday, thereby affording one complete hour for the activity period during the day, A senior responsibility program was introduced whereby seniors are afforded the opportunity to decide he and where they will spend their free time. The Town Library is open to these students during the day as well as the School Library. The High School schedule had to be extended to a 7th period from 2: 15 - 3:05 p. m. due to the crowded conditions. We see this type of schedule change becoming greater until this area gets some relief in the way of a building program. Another change to assist the crowded conditions allows students who are scheduled for a first or last stud period to arrive late or leave early thus freeing rooms for classes during these times. 66 status of 1970 Graduating Class reveals the following breakdown: Percent to four year colleges and universities Percent to less than four year schools (including nursing and technical) 33. 8. Percent to further education Percent to service Percent to working forces 41. 11. 48. 100. ted below are the colleges, universities, technical schools and nursing schools to which our graduates :e been accepted for the fall. Less Than 4-Year Schools T State Jr. College ?-ant and Stratton imdler School iimberlayne Jr. College titrol Data bt Coast Aero Tech. Iihm Jr. College sen Mt. Jr. College (Trade Shops Schools) Katherine Gibbs School Mass. Bay Community College Middlesex Community College Northampton Jr. College North Shore Community College Northern Essex Community College Tewksbury State Hospital School Wentworth Institute Four Year Colleges and Universities lerican University Pershing College lens College Plymouth State College rd College Purdue title y College Ricker College ston College Rhode Island School of Design oton University Smith College yant College State College At Bridgewater aV. Post College State College at Framingham ntral Connecticut State College at Fitchburg irk University State College at Lowell rmington State College State College at North Adams anklin Pierce College State College at Salem rham State College State College at Westfield innell College Suffolk University ron College Syracuse University ene State College Thiel College intucky Wesleyan College University of Bridgeport isley College University of Hartford vwell Tech. University of Maine iss. College of Art University of Massachusetts trrimack College University of Miami rravian College University of New Hampshire rtheastern University West Georgia College rthland College Wilkes College 67 VI. Acc reditation Status During the year 1970, Wilmington High School was visited by the accreditation committee of the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The visiting committee report contains many commendations pointing to the strengths of the school. The staff had developed a comprehensive statement of philosophy and the stated objectives are commensurate with student needs. The report further emphasized the need to work toward the construction of adequate school facilities. Th was brought out by more than one sub-committee and if implemented would do much to resolve many of th recommendations made for the improvement of the school. In i960, Wilmington High School was voted a ten year membership. This year we were voted a five year membership. Two follow-up reports are due, one in 197Z, the other in 1975. If the town has not taken some specific action in providing new facilities, by the time the 1972 follow-up report is due, there is a strong possibility that the school will lose its accreditation according to the New England Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Loss of accreditation would affect Wilmington students as they would have difficulty in obtaining acceptanc to colleges and universities regardless of their scholastic achievement. Also, it would have an affect on teacher recruitment programs. Accreditation is an area that is taken seriously by all public school systems, colleges and universities. Vn. General Highlights A. The pupil enrollment as of October 1, 1970 revealed the following: Grade ] Grade 2 Grade 2 Grade ^ Grade E Grade ( Grade " Grade i Grade S Grade ] Grade ] Grade ] Special 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 508 480 508 461 461 477 468 440 350 335 294 237 77 Total 5, 096 68 B. The School Department personnel breakdown was as follows: Central Office Administrator Work Study Administrator Administrative Assistant Cafeteria Supervisor Executive Secretaries 1 Part-time Exec. Secretary- Educational Secretaries Principals F\ill-time Teachers Librarians Part-time Librarians Permanent Substitutes Part-time Teachers Nurses Cooperative Students (Northeastern) s 3 1 1 1 4 1 part-time 10 10 281 4 3 2 8 3 2 TOTAL 334 Teacher Aides 28 C. Another innovative approach this year is the introduction of the Guided Self-Analysis System for Professional Development. GSA, as it is commonly called, was developed initially through the University of California at Berkeley by Dr. Theodore Parsons. The program has been designed specifically to assist practicing classroom teachers in their own efforts toward professional self-improvement. The Wilmington Public Schools, like other school systems in our Commonwealth, has a continuous need to improve the quality of instruction that it offers to its youth. It is the feeling of the School Committee, the School Administration and the Professional Improvement Committee of Teachers themselves that we can best improve the instructional capabilities of our total curriculum by making it possible for our teachers to become intense agents of change within their own classrooms. Furthermore, it is believed that this can only be accomplished to any satisfactory systemwide .degree through a planned program of self- improvement. This program is being implemented under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Schools. D. The per pupil cost for the period of July 1, 1969 to June 30, 1970 was $798. 69. closing, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the School Committee, Administrators, Staff, idents and parents for their fine cooperation during the year. 69 Shawsheen Valley Technical School From January until August, the Regional School Committee met on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the temporary District Office located at Z40 Cambridge Street, Burlington. After August, meeti were held in the School facility at 100 Cook Street, Billerica. Due to the myriad of details requiring act: by the District Committee, weekly meetings were held, starting May 5 until October. At that time, it Wc, voted to resume the regular meeting schedule. The membership and terms of office are as follows: Name of Member Mr. Fred Keough Mr. Joseph Rogers Mr. Kenneth Buffum Mr. Everett McCue Mr. Wallace Haigh Mr. John Murphy Mrs. Anthony Anderson Mr. Roy Curseaden Mr. Eugene Kritter Mr. Frank McLean Bedford Billerica Burlington Tewksbury Wilmington Term Expires 1971 1972 1973 197Z 1973 1972 1973 1971 1972 1973 On April 1, an organizational meeting was held, at which time the following officers were elected: Mr. Kenneth Buffum, Chairman; Mr. Eugene Kritter, Vice-Chairman; Mr. Wallace Haigh, Secretary-T reasurer. In following a policy of providing an educational facility for all levels of students in the five towns, the Committee approved recommendations submitted by Mr. Joseph Bastable, Director of Guidance, for the establishment of a pilot program geared for some of the students who are presently in special classes of five towns. Approval was also given for the printing of a brochure that was developed by Mr. Bastable and is to be us for occupational information to be distributed to interested students and their parents. During this year, periodic reports were made by the architect, equipment consultants, clerk of the work and the technical coordinator, as well as the Superintendent-Director, on the progress of the school proj' In order to expedite the finances, Mrs. Frances Dugan was appointed to the position of Assistant TreasuJ and Bookkeeper. 70 . hiring school personnel, the Teaching Personnel Subcommittee, consisting of Mr. John Murphy, lairman, Mrs. Anthony Anderson, and Mr. Joseph Rogers, assisted Superintendent Wolk in reviewing alifications of candidates for the various teaching positions. Also, the Non-teaching Personnel immittee, Mr. Fred Keough, Chairman, Mr. Eugene Kritter, Mr. Joseph Rogers and Mr. Roy Curseaden ve been quite active in interviewing candidates for the positions of Business Manager, Maintenance pervisor, and other non-teaching personnel required. L May 27, 1970, the corner stone laying ceremony took place. Invited guests included: Rev. Ellwyn chols, St. Anne's Episcopal Church, North Billerica; Senator Ronald MacKenzie; Mr. Walter J. Markham, rector. Bureau of Vocational Education; Mr. John Clancy, Manager of Personnel, R. C.A. , Burlington; Ite Representative Fred Cain; Mr. John Madden, Assistant Vice President, Itek, Burlington; Reverend eldon Kelly, St. William's, Tewksbury; as well as members of the School Committee, Superintendents iSchools and various town officials. It was a very impressive ceremony. A contest was held in the five wns in connection with the corner stone laying ceremony for an article to be written by one of the high hool students on predictions for the 21st century. A number of responses were received. The article iged the best was written by Michelle Lombard of Wilmington High School, who was a guest at the remony, as were her parents. )nsiderable time was spent by the Committee in reviewing the equipment requirements and checking bids it were submitted, as well as awarding of bids to responsible vendors. 1 Jiily 15, the New England Merchants National Bank arranged for the sale of the second half of the bond 3ue necessary to finance the construction of the school. Bids were opened and the bonds were awarded Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, at 6 1/2%. le preliminary budget was developed by Mr. Rackemann, Business Manager, after intensive discussions th the Superintendent and various teachers in order to determine what their requirements would be for 3 next year. Arrangements were made in the budget to institute summer courses, as well as provisions c the evening school classes to start in September of 1971. lis has been the busiest year in the existence of the District Committee. Activity was at a peak since ambers of the Committee were involved in appointments of teachers, approval of supplies and equipment, well as being responsible for the various details that are essential for the proper operation of the school. 2 were extremely pleased with the excellent cooperation on the part of members of the Advisory ammittee from industry, the press, the teachers, the students and their parents, so that all together hool got off to a very satisfactory start. > Chairman, I have found that it has been a great source of satisfaction to be associated with this project iiich I know will be an asset to the five towns, and I am most appreciative of the time and effort given by many people to assist us in this great undertaking. 71 Shawsheen Valley Technical School Report of Superintendent-Director Introduction The year 1970 has been a most significant one. We have seen our project become an actuality with the opening of our new building on September 14. Facilitie s Periodic meetings were held with the architect, the Clerk of the Works and equipment consultants for the purpose of evaluating the progress of our project and to establish priorities in order to insure that the school will be properly equipped at the time of opening. Approval was received by Mr. Arthur Cameron, inspector representing the State Department of Public Safety, for the opening of school in September. Sii all of the facilities were not completed, special permission was received from the Commissioner of Edu- cation to operate the school on a limited basis for such time until we could go into a full program. On Monday, October 26, the interior work was advanced to the point where we found it was possible to go ont a full day schedule. As time went on, various facilities were completed and phased in so that by the end 1970, the entire school was substantially completed. The responsibility for furnishing a school of this type is quite complex and we were most fortunate in hav Mr. Anthony Bazzinotti, as Technical Coordinator, to do the necessary research and develop the specifi- cations for the equipment and furniture necessary for the school. We acquired five pieces of equipment f the Machine Shop from government surplus. Three came from a depot in Burlington, N. J., and the othe^ two from Terre Haute, Indiana. We felt that with this equipment there would be a savings of over $24, 00 Working closely with Mr. Bazzinotti were the equipment consultants and members of the various advisor\ committees who reviewed our proposals and made it possible to firm up the requirements for proper equipment in each area. Personnel Both the Non-teaching Personnel Committee and the Teaching Personnel Committee were active in de- veloping guide lines and facilitating the hiring of necessary personnel for the school. Notices of the vaca: cies were sent out to the Department of Education, as well as publicity given at the annual meeting of the Massachusetts Vocational Association. Also, teacher training classes at the Greater Lawrence Regional School, as well as Waltham Vocational School, were visited and interested candidates were made aware c the opportunities at our school. In accordance with the recommendation of Mr. Walter J. Markham, Associate Commissioner of the Division of Occupational Education, teachers were hired as of August 1, i that they would have an opportunity to get their shops and classrooms ready for the incoming students. This also gave them an opportunity to develop their courses of study. Mr. Markham, whose department pays 50% of the teachers' salaries, approved this action. All appointed members of the staff reported to the school building on August 3. A series of programs was arranged for orientation of all teachers. During the time we operated on a condensed schedule, arrangements were made for our teachers to visit other schools in order to benefit by their methods of operations and courses of study. 72 idents rly in the year, Mr. Bastable, Director of Guidance, arranged for school assemblies for students in Grades 8 and 9 of all the five towns. He used the Department of Education film "World of Change", as 11 as special visual aids publicizing the school. Special display boards were also set up in public raries of the five towns. In addition, a series of parents meetings were arranged so that interested I rents would have an opportunity to meet with Mr. Bastable and myself relative to opportunities at the jaool, as well as admission procedures. A total of 627 student applications were received. We accepted proximately 170 for Grade 9 and 170 in Grade 10, for a total of 340 students. On Friday, June IZ, all ident candidates were notified of the acceptance or non-acceptance. The criteria for acceptance was sed on a number of factors developed by the Guidance Department. All students were given a personal erview, as well as being required to take the Differential Aptitude Test. Every effort was made to have lair representation for each of the five towns. Also, a series of meetings was held with the special class ichers of the five towns in order to develop guide lines for training of special class students as a pilot ogram. There was considerable enthusiasm about this project. A special class teacher was hired and ; admission class of 12 students started here on the opening day of school. We have been quite pleased th the progress of this group and feel it has excellent possibilities. part of the educational process, students were taken on field trips so they could become familiar with ; way business and industry operates. ilinary Arts students, as part of their training program, started the operation of a guest dining room, sals were prepared by the students and served to teachers, office staff and guests. The consensus of inion is that the meals were outstanding in their quality. This operation has brought many favorable mments . hool Activities le first annual parents night was held at our school on September 10. There was an excellent response, th over 400 parents present. Parents visited classrooms and shops, and later enjoyed refreshments in 3 cafeteria, prepared by the students of the Culinary Arts Department. Quite a number have volunteered : serve on a parents council, which we hope to activate early in 1971. lie first student activity was in the form of a school dance, which was held on December 18. It was quite ccessful and, both the members of the facility who served on the advisory committee, and those students lo served on the dance committee, were quite pleased with the results. 1 December 19, a social was held in the school cafeteria, during which time the members of the School Dmmittee had an opportunity to meet with members of the staff and their husbands and wives. 1 November 23, representatives of Lane Motors of Bedford, and Northeastern Distribution Center for jlkswagen of Wilmington, made a presentation of a Volkswagen engine and accessory parts to the auto- otive department of our school. r. Robert Wheaton, Regional District Director for Ford Motor Company in the Detroit area, and a former ssident of Woburn, was responsible for the presentation to the school as a gift a 1970 Ford engine, smplete differential assembly, automatic transmission and torque converter. 1 June 22, I attended some of the meetings of a summer conference on Vocational education which was kid at Westfield State College. On December 4 through 9, I attended the annual convention of the American iDcational Association, which was held in New Orleans. During the year, I was present at various ;arings at the State House on bills pertinent to vocational technical education and to our regional school. 73 The school superintendents of the five towns served as an educational advisory committee and, as such, held meetings in March and December. The March meeting was attended by the five school superintende as well as Mr. Bastable and myself. A discussion was held relative to coordinating our regional school the local schools, and to report on admissions. At the December meeting, the school superintendents h; an opportunity to tour the building and then had lunch, which was prepared and served by the students in i Culinary Arts Department. This has been a most satisfactory year. Everyone involved in the project, students, teachers, members the School Committee, advisory committee members and others, have been most cooperative in helping make our school a very pleasant place in which to learn and work. I feel that we are off to a good start a hope we can continue. To all of those who were responsible for the development of this project, I know t will have a sense of satisfaction in seeing the final results. Total Operating Budget Total Capital Budget Total 1971 Requirement Interest Accrued from Daily Interest Accounts and Certificate of Deposits Public Law 90-576 for Construction Costs from period 1/1/70 to 6/30/70 Public Law 90-576 for Proposals Submitted for Fiscal Year 1971-1972 School Building Assistance Grant Anticipated 4/1/71 T own As se s sment due December, 1970 Operating Balance (Estimated) for 1970 Surplus Revenue Total on Hand To Be Raised and Appropriated $1, 130, 076. 750, 385. 00 00 $1, 880, 461. 00 $ 78,342. 83 160, 500. 00 271, 804. 00 302, 000. 00 63, 479. 72 32, 978. 45 80, 000. 00 $ 989, 105. 00 $ 891,356.00 Town Operating ** Capital ** Enrollment* % Apportionment Contribution % Apportionment Contribution Contribut Bedford 24 7.14% $ 39,458.55 Billerica 108 32.14% 177,618.72 Burlington 67 19.94% 110,196.56 Tewksbury 85 25.30% 139,818.10 Wilmington 52 15.48% 85,548.78 Total 336 100.00% $552,640.71 * Grades 9 & 10 as of October 1, 1970. 10. 00% $ 33, 871. 53 $ 73, 330 34.62% 105,521.67 283,140. 21. 47% 65, 462. 15 175, 658., 27.24% 83,051.63 222,869. 16.67% 50,808.31 136,357., $338,715.29 $891,356. Apportionment of Operating and Capital Costs according to Section IV, Paragraphs D and E, (page 10) of an "Agreement between the towns of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and Wilmington, Massachusetts, with respect to the establishment of a Regional Vocational High School District". 74 Town Meetings WARRANT FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MARCH 7, 1970 WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON EITHER OF THE CONSTABLES OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: ;ETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of :d Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town airs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium Saturday, the Seventh of March, A. D. 1970 at t5 o'clock in the forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m., and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m., for ! election of Town Offices: nCLE 1. To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following named offices, to wit: One iectman for the term of three years; Two Members of the School Committee for the term of three years; ! Moderator for the term of one year; One Member for the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational/Technical lool District Committee for the term of three years; One Member for the Wilmington Housing Authority for ! term of five years; and One Member for the Wilmington Housing Authority for the unexpired term of two I are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said inhabitants of the Town of Imington who are qualified to vote on elections and town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet ITown Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington on Saturday, the urteenth day of March, A. D. 1970 at 1:30 p.m., then and there to act on the following articles: i accordance with the above Warrant, the meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. John M. Callan '9:45 a.m., as much of the Warrant as is noted above was read and on a motion by Mr. Harold E. Melzar it 5 voted to dispense with further reading of said Warrant. 5 ballot boxes were publicly examined by the Warden, the Moderator, Town Clerk, the Police officer on duty i the ballot-box clerks. Three ballot machines were found to be empty and the register on each machine licated 00000. Each ballot machine was then locked and the keys given to the Police Officer in charge. 5 Election Officers were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties. J Warden signed a receipt for 7000 ballots, the number said to be contained in the boxes of ballots which ce delivered to him. The ballots were then delivered to the ballot clerks. i Polls Were declared open at 10:00 a.m., and they were declared closed at 8:00 p.m. by the Warden, sre were Two Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirteen (2813) ballots cast. L of the ballots cast were sorted, counted, recorded and declaration thereof made as by law is directed, i were for the following, namely: LECTMEN - Three Years tirs. ected George W. Boylen, Jr., Nine hundred twenty Carl A. Backman, Jr., One thousand four hundred fifty-five Paul G. Godzyk, Two hundred seventy-one Felice P. Vitale, One hundred thirty-five Blanks, Thirty-two Total vote. Two thousand eight hundred thirteen 920 1455 271 135 32^ 2813 SCHOOL COMMITTEE - Three Years Elected William J. Fay, Jr., One thousand six hundred and twenty-seven 1627 j!r Elected Diana C. Imbimbo, One thousand seven hundred forty-five 1745 |H Nancy H. Clark, One thousand five hundred eleven 1511 |li Blanks, Seven hundred forty 740 m Others, Three 3 Total vote. Five thousand six hundred twenty-six 5626 MODERATOR - One Year Elected John M. Callan, Two thousand four hundred and forty-two 2442 Blanks, Three hundred sixty-three 363 Others, Eight 8 Total vote. Two thousand eight hundred thirteen 2813 WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Five Years Elected Charles F, Lounsbury, Two thousand three hundred forty-one 2341 Blanks, Four hundred sixty-nine 469 y Others, Three 3_ I Total ^ote. Two thousand eight hundred thirteen 2813 A WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY - Two Year Unexpired Term i Elected Florence E. Borofsky, One thousand two hundred sixty-two 1262 Pearl H. Hersom, One thousand one hundred eighty-six 1186 Blanks, Three hundred sixty-four 364 Others, One - 1_ Total vote. Two thousand eight hundred thirteen 2813 SHAWSHEEN VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE - Three Years Elected Frank H. McLean, Two thousand three hundred seventy-six 2376 Blanks, Four hundred thirty-five 435 ; Others, Two 2 Total vote. Two thousand eight hundred thirteen 2813 All the elected officials present were immediately sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by tl) Town Clerk. All other elected officials were sworn in on Monday of the following week. Attest: (Mrs.) Esther L. Russell Town Clerk ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - MARCH 14, 1970 WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON The adjourned /jinual Town Meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Mr. John M. Callan at 1:45 p.m., there being a quorum present. Father Joseph W, Leahy led the meeting in prayer. Mr. John Faulkner, Veterans' of Foreign Wars member lec the meeting in the Salute to the Flag. The Moderator read the Warrant as far as and including the calling of this meeting. At this point, Mr. James Banda made a motion that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Warrant and take eau article up and make reference to the same by number. This was so voted. ARTICLE 2. To hear the reports of Committees and act thereon. No reports were offered. ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectni to borrow money in anticipation of the revenue for the financial years beginning January 1, 1970 and January 1, 1971 in accordance with the provisions of General Laws Chapter 44, Section 4, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in accordance with the provisions of Gend Laws Chapter 44, Section 17, or take any action relative thereto. ICICLE 3. (continued) Motion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald: "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Town [sasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money in anticipation of the revenue for the : lancial years beginning January 1, 1970 and January 1, 1971 in accordance with the provisions of General .•js, Chapter 44, Section 4, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one , ar in accordance with the provisions of General Laws Chapter 44, Section 17." Voted unanimously. iTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds and appropri- zB a sum of money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years, or do anything in relation : 2reto, 'tion by Mrs. Wavie M. Drew: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of ;1,472.99 for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years." Voted unanimously, ■TICLE 5. To see how much money the Town will appropriate for the expenses of the Town and the salaries of ;is several Town officers and departments and determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, :ansfer from available funds, or otherwise, or do anything in relation thereto. "tion by Mrs. Jeanne C. Pedersen: "I move that the several and respective sums as recommended by the Finance :[ranittee be raised by taxation or by transfer from available funds and appropriated for the purposes set [rth in Article 5, each item to be taken up separately and voted on, subject to amendment." Motion voted animously. 'CORDINGLY THE FOLLOWING AMOUNTS WERE VOTED BY TAXATION: iNERAL GOVERNMENT Selectmen - Legislative Salaries $ 1,500.00 Expenses (Mr. Sterling C, Morris moved to amend to) 6,300.00 $ 7,800.00 Selectmen - Elections Salaries $ 3,900.00 Expenses ' 750.00 $ 4,650.00 !Registrars of Voters Salaries $ 3,500.00 Expenses 4,000.00 $ 7,500.00 Finance Committee Salaries $ 100.00 Expenses 3,200.00 i $ 3,300.00 Town Manager Salaries $ 22,794.00 Expenses 800.00 $ 23,594.00 Industrial Promotion $ 800.00 Town Accountant Salaries $ 17,619.00 Expenses 525.00 Capital Outlay 600.00 $ 18,744.00 [Treasurer Salaries $ 15,487.00 Expenses 1,400.00 Tax Title Foreclosures. ... 15,000.00 $ 31,887.00 Collector Salaries $ 13,533.00 Expenses 1,600.00 $ 15,133.00 77 Town Clerk Salaries Expenses Board of Assessors Salaries Expenses Capital Outlay Town Counsel Salaries (Retainer) .... Expenses (Court Appearances) Town Hall Salaries Expenses Capital Outlay Planning Board Salaries Expenses Capital Outlay Misc. Contractual Services. Professional Services ... 701 Project Planning Consultant .... TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT .... PROTECTION PERSONS & PROPERTY Police Salaries - Chief (Motion to amend to $15,000 lost) Lieutenant Sergeants Patrolmen Traffic (Policewomen) Clerk Miscellaneous Details Police Dog Officers Vacations Sick Leave Paid Holidays Expenses (Voice vote lost. Standing vote Yes-188 No-133 voted to amend to Capital Outlay Constable Salaries Fire Salaries - Chief Lieutenants Privates Call Fire & Ambulance (Amend to $16,500 lost) Vacations Sick Leave Paid Holidays Expenses (Amendment to $13,050 lost) Capital Outlay (Amendment to $9,170 voted Yes - 213 No - 118) 78 LVil Defense Salaries $ 500.00 Ex pense s 550.00 $ 1,050.00 )g Officer Salaries (Amendment t:o $2,500 voted) $ 2,500.00 Expenses (Amendment to $1,300 voted) 1,300.00 $ 3,800.00 ijilding Inspector Salaries $ 14,994.00 Expenses 705.00 Capital Outlay 300.00 $ 15,999.00 jard of Appeals Salaries $ 500.00 Expenses 125.00 $ 625.00 ;aler of Weights & Measures Salaries $ 1,000.00 Expenses 100.00 $ 1,100.00 PROTECTION PERSONS & PROPERTY $ 650,812.00 .IC WORKS jwn Engineer Salaries - Town Engineer $ 11,851.00 Other Salaries 8,263.00 Expenses 1,900.00 $ 22,014.00 i ghway Salaries - Superintendent . $ 11,150.00 Other Salaries 103,200.00 Expenses (Mr. Richard V. Barry moved to amend to $53,800. Voted) 53,800.00 Capital Outlay 4,100.00 Maintenance Projects - Drainage (Mr. Morris amend, to $25,000. Yes-155 No-131 Voted 25,000.00 Sidewalk Program (Voted to pass over and take no action - to reconsider failed Yes-55 No-193) Public Street Lights 42,000.00 Road Machinery - Expenses 21,500.00 Chapter 90 Construction 9,450.00 Chapter 90 Maintenance 2,500.00 Chapter 80 Maintenance Salaries 4,700.00 Expenses 8,300.00 Snow & Ice Control Salaries (Mr. Morris moved to amend to $30,000; so voted) 30,000.00 Expenses 48,000.00 $ 363,700.00 ree Warden Salaries (Motion to amend to $11,449 lost) $ 10,449.00 Expenses 8,200.00 Stch Elm Control Salaries 12,277.00 Expenses 2,400.00 rpsy Moth Control Salaries 9,000.00 Expenses 2,330.00 $ 44,656.00 79 Salaries $ 45,81;' Expenses (Motion by Mrs. Pedersen that the sum of $18,100 be appropriated for Cemetery Expenses, $5,195 to be raised by transfer from "Sale of Cemetery Lots Account" and the balance of $12,905 by taxation.) 12,90' Capital Outlay 1,12( Parks Salaries 3,00i Expenses 5,00i $ 67,83' TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS $ 498, 20' HEALTH & SANITATION Board of Health Salaries $ 33,76i Expenses 2,95( Capital Outlay 60( Hospital & Medical Care 3,50( Garbage Collection 24,14' Town Dump 24,00( TOTAL HEALTH & SANITATION $ 88, 96^ Recessed at 5:20 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. same evening. Reconvened at 7:20 p.m. there being a quorum present. CHARITIES & VETERANS AID Veterans' Aid & Benefits Salaries $ 6,411 Expenses 17( Assistance, Veterans , 70,00( Capital Outlay 35( TOTAL CHARITIES & VETERANS' AID $ 76,931 MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS School Maintenance & Operations Salaries $ Expenses (Town Manager amendment to $58,200 was lost) Fuel Heating Capital Outlay $ 409, 07( School Grounds Maintenance Expenses $ 6,60( Capital Outlay 2,72( $ 9,32C Town Buildings Maintenance Expenses $ 21,99f Capital Outlay 2,111 $ TOTAL MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS $ LIBRARY Salaries $ Expenses (Motion by Mr. Barry: "I move that the sum of $28,800 be appropriated for Library Expenses, $3,118.75 to be raised by transfer from the "State Aid to Public Libraries Account" and the balance of $25,681.25 be raised by taxation." TOTAL LIBRARY $ 80 REATION DEPARTMENT alaries $ 29,423.00 xpenses 8,170.00 apital Outlay 750.00 AL RECREATION $ 38,343.00 (MANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE alaries $ 1,500.00 xpenses 250.00 ontractual Services 12,250.00 AL PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE $ 14,000.00 SERVATION COMMISSION xpenses $ 4,190.00 lOGL DEPARTMENT otal Salaries (Motion by Mr. John Brooks: "I move that the School Department-Total Salaries Account in the amount of $2,650,097.00 be reduced by $79,889.00 of available Public Law 874 and Public Law 85-864 funds for a total to be raised by taxation of. . . $2,570,208.00 otal Non-Salary Items 416,154.00 AL SCHOOL DEPARTMENT $2,986,362.00 ATIONAL TRAINING 11,500.00 lONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE 40,400.00 .LASSIFIED & RESERVE nsurance & Bonds $ 66,394.00 eserve Fund 50,000.00 lue Cross-Blue Shield & Group Life (Mrs. Pedersen: "I move that the sum of $60,000 be appropriated for Blue Cross, Blue Shield and Group Life, $2,143.00 to be raised by transfer from the "Group Insurance Dividend Account" and the balance of $57,857 to be raised by taxation." Voted 57,857.00 local Transportation 8,965.00 lown Report 2,000.00 ewer Maintenance 1,000.00 /y-Law Study Committee 500.00 ippraisals 10,000.00 raining 6t Conferences - In State 3,500.00 Out of State 2,775.00 .'eterans's Retirement 11,742.00 1970 Salary Adjustments and Additional Costs 82,623.00 l.dditional Employees by Department Public Buildings 9,180.00 Engineering 6,500.00 Highway (Amendment by Mr. Morris to $4,470 Yes-265 No-49 voted 4,470.00 Police (Amendment by Mr. Paul Lynch to $10,444 lost by voice vote. Seven doubted the vote Yes-229 No-134 - both standing votes carried 10,444.00 Fire 8,000.00 Collective Bargaining Negotiator (Town Manager amend to $3,000 voted) 3,000.00 iAL UNCLASSIFIED 6t RESERVE $ 338,950.00 81 MATURING DEBT & INTEREST Schools $ 687,330 General Government (Motion by Mrs. Pedersen: "I move that the Maturing Debt & Interest, General Government Account be appropriated in the amount of $74,853 to be raised by the transfer of $85 from the 'Accrued Interest Sale of Bonds* Account, and a balance of $74,768 be raised by taxation" 74,768 Water (Motion by Mrs. Pedersen: "I move that the sum of $105,353 be appropriated for Maturing Debt & Interest - Water, $87,414 to be raised by transfer from Water Available Surplus, and the balance of $17,939 to be raised by taxation." Voted .... 17,939 j Interest on Anticipation Notes and Authentication fees (Motion by Mrs. Pedersen: "I move that the sum of $55,000 be appropriated for "Interest on Anticipation Notes and Authentication Fees $29,978 to be raised by transfer from Free Cash, and the balance of $25,022 to be raised by taxation. Amendment by Mr. Joseph F. Courtney, "I move to amend the motion relative to the Budget line item designated as "Interest on Anticipation Notes and Authentication Fees" by providing that the entire amount therefor, $55,000 be appropriated and raised by taxation." Amendment lost by voice vote. Main motion voted.). ................ .. 25,022 TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST $ 805,059, Budget concluded at 9:45 p.m. TOTAL VOTED BY BUDGET - TAXATION $6,270,114.25 TRANSFERS 127,933.75 $6,398,048.00 ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000,00 for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day and that the Moderator appoint a committee who shall arrange and have charge of said observances or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mrs. Drew to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 to effect the purpose of Article 6. So voted. Mr. Fred F. Cain made a motion to take up Article 52 out of order at this time. Lost by voice vote. Mr. Vitale made a motion to take up Article 33 out of order at this time. Lost by voice vote. ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to grant an extension of time to the By-Law Study Committee estc lished under Article 31 of the Annual Town Meeting of March 8, 1969, for the purpose of completing the assigned study of "The By-Laws of the Inhabitants of Wilmington", and which committee shall further prepc and submit a report of its study to the Selectmen not later than the next Annual Town Meeting, or do any- thing in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. Mr, James F. Banda moved the adoption of the above Article 7. Finance Committee approved. Motion adopts Mr. Banda asked to reconsider article ^1^52 at this time. So voted. Mr. Cain: "I move that the Town vote to pass over Article 52 and take no action." Finance Committee recommends approval of this motion. Motion voted unanimously. ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to require that a detailed drainage plan be prepared by a buildei land owner, developer or their agent and approved by the Board of Health, Town Engineer and Town Building- Inspector at least 30 days prior to any alteration of a wetland or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of Conservation Commission. Motion by Mr. Ottati: "I move that the Town vote to amend the Building By-Law by adding to Division No. 6 Excavating - the following: 'A detailed drainage plan will be prepared by a builder, land owner or devel and approved by the Board of Health, Town Engineer and Town Building Inspector at least 30 days prior to alteration of any property which causes the displacement of surface water.'" Finance Committee recommen approval, noting that this article will be amended at the Town Meeting in order to word it in a more work manner. 82 ?ICLE 8. (continued) , Roy P. McClanahan on motion:". . .something like this is needed - article does not say how to enforce it urge we vote the article down and bring back next year in zoning or some other more suitable form." ; Buzzell on motion: "...local legislation does not fit this into any proper by-law.... it should be in- ided in zoning. .. .there should be a hearing." ilerator ruled the Town was notified and it is clearly indicated that it is properly before us. We are not :ing on legality or illegality and we may vote on it. Standing vote taken: Yes-231 No-28 Motion •ried. , Vitale made a motion to take up Article 33 out of order at this time. Lost. , Bruce MacDonald moved to adjourn to 12:30 p.m. next Saturday and meet in the Gymnasium. Motion lost. James D. Tighe notified the meeting that he would ask reconsideration of the Reserve Fund at the next ourned Town Meeting. riCLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- ! the following described parcel of land for conservation purposes as described in G, L. Chapter 40, ;tion 8C, as amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by msfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to :horize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said •pose, a certain parcel of land being shown as part of Lots 1 and 16 of Assessor's Map 75 and part of :s 7C, 15 and 16 of Assessors' Map 85, now or formerly owned by Dimitri and Mary McKaba, Frederick A. :th, Antonio J. Tambone, Gennaro & Saverina D'Urso and Edward Goldman, and more particularly described as Hows: Bounded Northwesterly by Woburn Street; Northeasterly by land now or formerly of Pleasant Homes, ;., and Frederick A. Smith; Easterly by State Highway Route 1-93; Southerly and Southwesterly by land now formerly of Dimitri & Mary McKaba; containing 20 acres more or less; and the land so acquired shall be ier the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation Commission, or do anything in relation thereto, (uest of Conservation Commission. tion by Cynthia B, Williams: "I move to pass over Article 9 and take no action." So voted. riCLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- ; the following described parcel of land for conservation purposes as described in G. L. Chapter 40, Sec- )n 8C, as amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by trans- ■ from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to authorize ! Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, certain parcel of land being shown as lot 11 of Assessors' Map 101, now or formerly owned by Esquire lies. Inc. and more particularly described as follows: Bounded Northwesterly by Lot 36 and Lot 37 and iirlotte Road shown on Esquire Estates Plan dated August 6, 1957, recorded in the Middlesex North District i;istry of Deeds, Book of Plans 89, Plan 84, Sheets 1 and 2; Northeasterly by Martins Brook; Southerly by tamed brook; and Southwesterly by land now or formerly of Thrush; containing 3.5 acres more or less; and ! land so acquired shall be under the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation Commission, or do any- ng in relation thereto. Request of Conservation Commission. lion by Ursula M. Leahy: "I move to pass over Article 10 and take no action." So voted. juorum was questioned at this time. A standing count was made and showed more than 353 voters in the hall. riCLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- ; the following described parcel of land for conservation purposes as described in G. L, Chapter 40, :tion 8C, as amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by msfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to ihorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for )d purposes, a certain parcel of land being shown as Lot 100 of Assessors' Map 101, now or formerly owned Herbert and Nellie C. Thrush and more particularly described as follows: Bounded Northeasterly by land of Town of Wilmington and land now or formerly of Esquire Homes, Inc.; Southeasterly by Gowing Brook and :id now or formerly of David and Wigo Anderson, Northwesterly by land now or formerly of Rounds Realty ist and other land of the Town of Wilmington; containing 4 acres more or less; and the land so acquired 111 be under the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation Commission, or do anything in relation rreto. Request of Conservation Commission, 83 ARTICLE 11. (continued) Motion by Ursula M. Leahy to adopt Article 11 as laid out above and to effect said article the sum of $1,200.00 be raised by taxation and appropriated for said purpose. Finance Committee approved $1,200.00 t taxation. Motion voted unanimously. ARTICLE 12, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acqui the following described parcel of land for conservation purposes as described in G. L. Chapter 40, Sectioi as amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer froi available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Self men to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, a certi parcel of land being shown as part of Lot 1, Assessors Map 102, now or formerly owned by Charles E. and Alma E. Rounds (formerly railroad right of way) and more particularly described as follows: Bounded Weste by Woburn Street 89 feet; Northeasterly by land of Town of Wilmington 2,535 feet; Easterly by Martins Pone Brook; Southwesterly by land of the Town of Wilmington, James J. & Helen Durkee, Leslie A. & Alice E. Durl and Charles E. & Alma E. Rounds 2,582 feet; all distances being more or less; containing 4.9 acres more oi less; and the land so acquired shall be under the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation Commission, do anyting in relation thereto. Request of the Conservation Commission. Motion by Cynthia B. Williams to pass over Article 12 and take no action. So voted. ARTICLE 13, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acqu ing the following described parcel of land for conservation purposes as described in G, L. Chapter 40, j Section 8C, as amended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to autV i ze the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, a certain parcel of land being shown as Lots 21 and 2lA, Assessors' Map 71, now or formerly own«f by Irwin M, & Doris M. Squibb, more particularly described as follows: the land in Wilmington and being shown as Lots 1 and 2 on "Plan of land in Wilmington, Mass., December 20, 1962, surveyed for Robert Clark' Northeastern Engineering Associates, Burlington, Mass., said plan recorded in the Middlesex North District Deeds plan Book 97 Plan 137B; bounded Easterly by West Street, as shown on said plan, one hundred (100) fr Southerly; still by West Street, as shown on said plan, fourteen and 30/100 (14.30) feet; Easterly: again West Street, as shown on said plan, by three distances measuring respectively, twenty-two and 24/100 (22.', feet, one hundred six and 45/100 (106.45) feet and forty-two and 05/100 (42.05) feet; Southerly: by Suncn Avenue, as shown on said plan, one hundred and 88/100 (100.88) feet; Westerly: by Lots numbered 69, 68 an( measuring respectively one hundred thirty-six and 30/100 (136.30) feet, seventy-nine and 18/100 (79.18) ft twenty-three and 25/100 (23.25) feet, twenty-two and 36/100 (22,36) feet and eighty and 16/100 (80,16) fe. Said Lot 1 containing 31,120 square feet, more or less, and Lot 2 containing 23,560 square feet, more or : and the land so acquired shall be under the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation Commission, or d< anything in relation thereto. Request of Conservation Commission. Motion by Mr. Arthur W. Bureau: "I move to pass over Article 13 and take no action. The Finance Committei approves $4,000.00, Vote taken by voice and lost. Motion by Mr. Miceli: "I move to lay Article 13 on the table. Vote taken by standing: Yes-243 No-6 So voted. (This temporarily postpones this article.) Mr. Belbin moved to adjourn until next Monday at 7:30 p.m. Motion withdrawn. Voted, Mr. Banda moved to adjourn to next Saturday, March 21, 1970 at 1:00 p.m. at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, Wilmington, Massachusetts. Mr. Sullivan served notice to reconsider the Police Chief's salary at the next adjourned Town Meeting, Motion to adjourn voted unanimously. Adjourned at 11:00 p.m. There were 522 voters checked in for the afternoon session and 420 checked in for the evening session. ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - March 21, 1970 The Moderator, Mr. Callan, called the meeting to order at 1:20 p.m, there being a quorum present. 84 on by Mr. James Miceli: "I move that we remove Article 13 from the table." Voted. CLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring following described parcel of land for conservation purposes as described in G. L. Chapter 40, Section 8C, mended, and to determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from lable funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select- to purchase, take by eminent domain, receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, a certain el of land being shown as Lots 21 and 21A, Assessors' Map 71, now or formerly owned by Irwin M. & Doris M. bb, more particularly described as follows: the land in Wilmington & being shown as Lots 1 and 2 on n of land in Wilmington, Mass., December 20, 1962, surveyed for Robert Clark", Northeastern Engineering ciates, Burlington, Mass., said plan recorded in the Middlesex North District Deeds plan Book 97 Plan 137B; ded Easterly by West Street, as shown on said plan, one hundred (100) feet; Southerly; still by West Street, hown on said plan, fourteen and 30/100 (14.30) feet; Easterly; again by West Street, as shown on said plan, hree distances measuring respectively, twenty-two and 24/100 (22.24) feet, one hundred six and 45/100 j i 45) feet and forty-two and 05/100 (42.05) feet; Southerly by Suncrest Avenue, as shown on said plan, one ' , red and 88/100 (100.88) feet; Westerly: by Lots numbered 69, 68 and 67 measuring respectively one hundred ty-six and 30/100 (136.30) feet, seventy-nine and 18/100 (79.18) feet, twenty-three and 25/100 (23.25) | / , twenty-two and 36/100 (22.36) feet and eighty and 16/100 (80.16) feet. Said Lot 1 containing 31,120 j . re feet, more or less, and Lot 2 containing 23,560 square feet, moi-e or less, and the land so acquired s 1 be under the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation Commission, or do anything in relation thereto, est of Conservation Commission. on by Mr. James R. Miceli: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of 50 for the purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of land for Conservation purposes; as des- ed in G, L. Chapter 40, Section 8C as amended, and further to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by ent domain or receive as a gift for said purposes, a certain parcel of land bounded and described above in cle 13, and the land so acquired shall be under the jurisdiction and control of the Conservation ission." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. Paul Lynch moved the reconsideration of the Police Chief's salary. Vote taken by voice and it was declared by the Moderator. CLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of certain els of town-owned land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessor's map, to which reference is hereby made for re particular description, as follows: Map No. 50 Lot Numbers 104A, 58, 32, 36, and 38 to the Conserva- Commission for all purposes as are intended in General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8C or as it may be here- r amended, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Conservation Commission. Ottati, member of the Conservation Commission, moved the adoption of Article 14 as laid out above, nee Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously. CLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of certain els of town-owned land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessor's map, to which reference is hereby made for re particular description as follows: Map Number 1 Lot Number 9, Map Number 12 Lot Number 18, Map Number the Conservation Commission for all purposes as are intended in General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8C or t may be hereafter amended, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Conservation Commission. ion by Mr, Arthur W. Bureau to pass over Article 15 and take no action. Motion voted unanimously. CLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to transfer the care, custody, management and control of certain els of town-owned land, as shown on the Wilmington Assessor's Map, to which reference is hereby made for re particular description as follows: Map #10 Lot numbers 33, 35, 28A ; Map #17 Lot numbers 8 and 9; '#30 Lot number 38; Map #61 Lot Number 8B; Map Number 69 Lot Numbers UlA, 108, 106 and 107; Map #79 Lot er 15a, Map Number 81 Lot Number 15; Map #89 Lot Number 2; Map #102 Lot Number 4 to the Conservation ission for all purposes as are intended in General Laws Chapter 40, Section 8C or as it may be hereafter Ided, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Conservation Commission. lon by Mr. Arthur W. Bureau that the Town adopt the above Article 16 as laid out in said article. Finance ittee approved. Motion voted unanimously. CLE 17. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, 'appropriate for the purchase of 2 vehicles for the use of the Police Department, and authorize the sale urn-in of two vehicles presently used by the Police Department, or do anything in relation thereto, est of the Town Manager. I I 85 ARTICLE 17. (continued) Motion by Mr. Sterling C. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum $5,199.00 for the purchase of 2 vehicles for the use of the Police Department, and at the discretion of t Town Manager authorize the sale or turn-in of 2 vehicles presently used by the Police Department." Finan Committee approved. Motion so voted. ARTICLE 18. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available fun and appropriate for the purchase and equipping of a Brush Fire Truck for the Fire Department, and authoriz the sale or turn-in of the 1949 Chevrolet Brush Fire Truck, or do anything in relation thereto. Request the Town Manager, Motion by Mr. Morris to raise and appropriate the sum of $18,993.00 for the above purpose as set out in Article IS. Finance Committee disapproved. Motion lost. ARTICLE 19. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available fun: and appropriate for the purchase of a vehicle for the use of the Fire Chief and authorize the sale or tur of the present vehicle used by the Fire Chief, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $2,696,5'j for the purchase of a vehicle for the use of the Fire Chief, and at the discretion of the Town Manager ' authorize the sale or turn-in of the present vehicle used by the Fire Chief." Finance Committee approved Motion so voted. ARTICLE 20. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from avai-lable fun and appropriate for the purchase and equipping of a sedan or station wagon for the use of the Engineering Department, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. Motion by Mr. Morris to pass over Article 20 and take no action so voted. ARTICLE 21. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funi and appropriate for the purchase of a Sweeper for the use of the Highway Department, and authorize the sa or turn-in of a 1966 Elgin Pelican Sweeper, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Mana Mr, Morris moved to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $11,705 for the above purpose in Article Finance Committee recommended disapproval. Vote taken by voice and declared lost. Seven rose to doubt t vote. Vote taken by standing: Yes-99 No-lll Motion lost, ARTICLE 22, To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available fun and appropriate for the purchase of a 3^ ton Dump Truck with 5-7 cubic yard body for the use of the Highw Department, and authorize the sale or turn-in of the 1965 Chevrolet 3% ton truck, and/or a 1957 Walters Snow Fighter Chassis & Cab only, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $7,617.0 for the purchase of a 3^ ton dump truck with 5-7 cubic yard body for the use of the Highway Department, a authorize the sale or turn-in of a 1957 Walters Snow Fighter Chassis and Cab only. Finance Committee approved. Motion so voted. ARTICLE 23. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available fun and appropriate for the purchase of a 3/4 ton Pick-up with utility body for the use of the Highway Depart; and authorize the sale or turn-in of a 1964 3/4 ton Ford Pick-up, or do anything in relation thereto. Rec of the Town Manager. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $2,994.0 for the purchase of a 3/4 ton Pick-up with utility body for the use of the Highway Department, and author; the sale or turn-in of a 1964 3/4 ton Ford Pick-up. Finance Committee approved. Motion so voted, ARTICLE 24. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funs and appropriate for the purchase of a 3/4 ton Pick-up for the use of the Highway Department, and authoriz the sale or turn-in of a 1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton pick-up, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager, Motion by Mr, Morris to pass over Article 24, and take no action. So voted. 86 :ICLE 25. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, 1 appropriate for the purchase of a 2h ton Dump Truck with 3/5 cubic yard body for the use of the Highway )artment, and authorize the sale or turn-in of a 1953 GMC Dump Truck, or do anything in relation thereto. |uest of the Town Manager. ion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $6,365.00 ■ the purchase of a 2% ton Dump Truck with 3/5 cubic yard body for the use of the Highway Department, and (horize the sale or turn-in of a 1953 GMC Dump Truck." Finance Committee approved. Motion so voted. 'ICLE 26. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, appropriate for the purchase of a Snow Loader for the use of the Highway Department, or do anything in lation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. ion by Mr. Morris to pass over Article 26 and take no action. So voted. 'ICLE 27. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, appropriate for the purchase of a 3/4 ton Truck four-wheel drive and a two-way radio for the use of the ■e Department, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. ion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $3,723.00 the purchase of a 3/4 ton Truck, four-wheel drive and a two-way radio for the use of the Tree Department." lance Committee approved. Motion so voted. ICLE 28. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, appropriate for the purchase of a 3^ ton Rack Body Dump Truck, with a 15,000 lb. winch and a two-way io, for the use of the Tree Department, and authorize the sale or turn-in of a 1966 Chevrolet ton Dump, do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. ion by Mr. Morris: "I move the Town vote to purchase a new winch to be installed on the existing truck, for this purpose to raise and appropriate $950.00 by taxation." Finance Committee approved. Motion so ed. ICLE 29, To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, appropriate for the purchase of a 2% ton Dump Truck with Body for the use of the Cemetery Department, and horize the sale or turn-in of a 1955 1^ ton International Dump Truck, or do anything in relation thereto, luest of the Town Manager. ion by Mr, Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $6,032.00 the purchase of a 2\ ton Dump Truck with Body for the use of the Cemetery Department, and authorize the e or turn-in of a 1955 1^ ton International Dump Truck." Finance Committee approved. Motion so voted. ICLE 30. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, appropriate for the purchase of a 1% ton Stake Dump Truck for the use of the Public Buildings Department, do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. ion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $6,912.00 the purchase of a 1% ton Stake Dump Truck for the use of the Public Buildings Department." Finance anittee approved. So voted, ICLE 31. To see if the Town will vote to accept General Laws, Chapter 147, Section 17B v^iich relates to ive day and forty-hour week and compensation for overtime service it, the Police Department based on laight time. Request of the Town Manager. ion by Mr, Morris to adopt the above General Law as laid out in Article 31. Finance Committee approved. :er a great deal of debate a voter moved the question, Yes-216 No-12 Vote carried. Main motion lost 'Voice vote, ICLE 32. To see if the Town will vote to accept Section I7G of Chapter 147 of the General Laws of Massa- isetts which compensates Police Officers time and one-half for over a forty hour week, or do anything in lation thereto. Request of James Cuoco et al. 87 ARTICLE 32. (continued) Motion by Mr, Simon Cutter: "I move that the Town vote to accept Section 17G of Chapter 147 of the Gener; Laws of Massachusetts, added by the Acts of 1969, Chapter 872, Section 1, which compensates Police Office time and one-half for over a forty-hour week." Finance Committee disapproved. Amendment by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to accept Chapter 872, Section 1 of the Acts of 1969 the General Laws of Massachusetts which compensates Police Officers time and one-half for over a forty he week, and that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $15,000.00 to provide the m sary funds for this article. Motion to amend voted. Main motion as amended voted. ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of $750.00 under the authority c Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, for the purpose of providing suitable quarters fc the William F. Tattersall Chapter #106, Disabled American Veterans, located in Wilmington, Massachusetts, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the D. A. V. Motion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald that the town raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $750.00 for the purpose as laid out in Article #33. Finance Committee disapproved. Voice vote taken and the Moderator ! declared he was in doubt. Vote taken standing: Yes-215 No-86 Motion carries. ! ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 for the purpose of newing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the lease of the American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Post #136 of the American Legion, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Americai Legion. Motion by Mrs. Wavie M. Drew, that the town raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $750.00 for the purpose as laid out in Article #34, Finance Committee now approved. Motion so voted. i ARTICLE 35, To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 for the purpose of renewing under authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the lease of Veteran; Foreign Wars' Clubhouse on Main Street for the purpose of providing suitable headquarters for the Nee-El! worth Post #2458 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, or do anything in relation theretcl Request of the V.F.W. | Motion by Mr, Carl A. Backman, Jr, that the town raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $750,00 foi the purpose as laid out in Article #35. Finance Committee now approved this article. Motion so voted. ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acqi ing the following described parcel of land for school purposes and determine how said appropriation shai: be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen: (A) to purchase, take by eminent domain, or receive as a gift for said purposes a certain parcel of land owned by the Wilmington Grange Hall Corporation des-' cribed as follows: Beginning at a stake and stones on Wi Idwood Street at land now or formerly of Elizabe Howard: thence Southwesterly by said Howard's land, one hundred seventy (170) feet to an angle; thence a little njore Westerly - one hundred thirty (130) feet to a stake at a corner of land now or formerly of \ James Ee Kelley; thence Northwesterly - by said Kelley's land, ninety-two and 4/10 (92.4) feet to the enci of a ditch; thence a little more Northerly - by said ditch, one hundred eighty-four and 8/10 (184,8) feet more or less to an angle; thence a little more Westerly - by said ditch, sixty and 3/10 (60.3) feet to a stake at the comer where two ditches meet; thence Northwesterly in a straight line to a corner of a fen< at other land of said Kelley; thence Northeasterly - by and with last mentioned land and other land now <|a formerly of Nichols, three hundred forty-one (341) feet, more or less to a stake on the westerly line of Wi Idwood Street; thence Southeasterly - by and on the line of said Street, four hundred forty (440) feet, i more or less, to the stake at the point of beginning. Excepting, however, from the above-mentioned premij so much thereof as was conveyed by the Wilmington Grange Hall Corporation to Charles Roessler by deed dati April 25, 1927, recorded in the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 749, page 254. Also I excepting, however, from the above-described premises so much thereof as was conveyed by the Wilmington 1/ Grange Hall Corporation to the Town of Wilmington and/or as was taken by the Town of Wilmington by eminei i domain; (b) To convey to the Wilmington Grange Hall Corporation as additional and complete consideration certain parcel of Town-owned property described as follows: Easterly - by Main Street, three hundred foi three (343) feet, more or less Northerly - by land now or formerly of Montague, four hundred (400) feet, more or less; Southerly - by land now or formerly of George Griffith, four hundred (400) feet, more or le; Westerly - by land now or formerly of Northeast Live Stock Co., three hundred forty-three (343) feet, moj ,'ICLE 36. (continued) less; or however otherwise said parcel may be bounded, measured or described, or do anything in relation ireto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. :ion by Mr. James Mi cell: "I move that the Town transfer the sum of $10,000.00 from Account #973 originally iropriated from taxation by Article 70 of the adjourned Annual Town Meeting of March 15, 1969, and )ropriate said $10,000.00 for the purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of land for school •poses and authorize the Selectmen: (a) to purchase, take by eminent domain, or receive as a gift for said •poses a certain parcel of land owned by the Wilmington Grange Hall Corporation described as follows: ;inning at a stake and stones on Wildwood Street at land now or formerly of Elizabeth Howard; thence ithwesterly by said Howard's land, one hundred seventy (170) feet to an angle; thence a little more iterly - one hundred thirty (130) feet to a stake at a corner of land now or formerly of James E. Kelley; !nce Northwesterly - by said Kelley' s land, ninety-two and 4/10 (92.4) feet to the end of a ditch; thence .ittle more Northerly-by said ditch, one hundred eighty-four and 8/10 (184.8) feet, more or less to an ;le; thence a little more Vfesterly - by said ditch, sixty and 3/10 (60.3) feet to a stake at the corner ire two ditches meet; thence Northwesterly - in a straight line to a corner of a fence at other land of d Kelley; thence Northeasterly - by and with last mentioned land and other land now or formerly of Nichols, •ee hundred forty-one (341) feet, more or less to a stake on the westerly line of Wildwood Street; thence itheasterly - by and on the line of said Street, four hundred forty- (440) feet, more or less, to the stake the point of beginning. Excepting, however, from the above-mentioned premises so much thereof as was iveyed by the Wilmington Grange Hall Corporation to Charles Roessler by deed dated April 25, 1927, recorded the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 749, Page 254. Also excepting, however, from the ive-described premises so much thereof as was conveyed by the Wilmington Grange Hall Corporation to the 'n of Wilmington and/or as was taken by the Town of Wilmington by eminent domain; (b) To convey to the imington Grange Hall Corporation as additional and complete consideration a certain parcel of Town owned )perty described as follows: Easterly - by Main Street, three hundred forty-three (343) feet, more or ss Northerly - by land now or formerly of Montague, four hundred (400) feet, more or less; Southerly - by Id now or formerly of George Griffith, four hundred (400) feet, more or less; Westerly - by land now or rmerly of Northeast Live Stock Co., three hundred forty-three (343) feet, more or less; or however otherwise Id parcel may be bounded, measured or described." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously, fICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town way, the layout of Andover Street, from the -therly end of the 1958 layout a distance of 1,350 feet, more or less. Northerly, as recommended by the inning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 82 as amended lating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation and Discontinuance of Public Ways, and Specific Repairs ireon), which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which, with plans therein is hereby erred to for more particular description; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of nent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of s Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from iiilable funds, by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purpose of constructing said way and for the payment lany damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements, therefor or do ■thing in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. ion by Mr. Carl A. Backman, Jr. that the town adopt Article 37 and raise by taxation and appropriate the I of $2,500.00 for the purpose as laid out above in Article 37. Finance Committee approved. Motion voted mimously . I'ICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town Way, the layout of Bond Street, from Shawsheen nue a distance of 790 feet, more or less. Northeasterly to a dead end, as recommended by the Planning :.rd and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisons of the General Laws (Chapter 80 as amended, relating :the Assessment of Betterments), which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which, with ms therein is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen ;take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to !ect the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxa- m or by transfer from available funds, by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purposeof constructing said and for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other cements, therefor or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. ion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald to raise money by taxation and by borrowing to effect the above article was mimously lost. 89 ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town Way, the layout of Floradale Avenue, from Burlington Avenue a distance of 625 feet, more or less. Southeasterly to a dead end, as recommended by th' Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 80, as amended relating to the Assessment of Betterments), which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and wh with plans therein is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from available funds, by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purpose of constructing said way and for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope ease ments and other easements, therefor or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectme Motion by Mr. James Banda: "I move that the Town vote to accept as a Town Way, the layout of Floradale Avenue, from Burlington Avenue a distance of 625 feet, more or less. Southeasterly to a dead end, as recq mended by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chapter as amended, relating to the Assessment of Betterments), which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which, with plans therein is hereby referred to for more particular description; and to author the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easement as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $23, OC Dollars for the purpose of constructing said way and for the payment of any damages resulting from the ta of land and slope easements and other easements; $1,150 of said sum is to be raised by taxation, and that the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow a sum or sums in amount of $21,850 and to issue bonds or notes therefor as authorized by Chapter 44 of the General Laws." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 40. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town Way, the layout of Fordham Road from the No' Reading Town Line a distance of 3,800 feet, more or less^ Northerly to a dead end, as recommended by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 82 as amended relating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation and Discontinuance of Public Ways, and Specific Repair,, Thereon), which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which with plans therein is hereby referred to for more particular description; and authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Emii Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this; Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from available funds, by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purpose of constructing said way and for the paymen any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements, therefor or do any in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mrs. Wavie M. Drew: "I move that we pass over Article 40 and take no action." Voted to take no action. i ARTICLE 41. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town Way, the layout of Hopkins Street from Shawsheen Avenue a distance of 3,100 feet, more or less. Southwesterly to the Billerica Town Line, as rec mended by the Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chap. 82 ; amended relating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation and Discontinuance of Public Ways, and Specifi , Repairs thereon), which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which, with plans therein is j, hereby referred to for more particular description; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by ri , of Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purp ; of this Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfe from available funds, by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purpose of constructing said way and for the p ment of any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements, therefor o,, do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mr. Miceli to raise by taxation and by borrowing to effect the above article. Motion lost - i Yes-58 No-247. i ARTICLE 42. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town way, the layout of Kenwood Avenue, from Wob j Street a distance of 530 feet, more or less. Southeasterly to Redwood Terrace, as recommended by the Plan Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 82 as amended relating I the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation and Discontinuance of Public Ways, and Specific Repairs Thereon), | which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which with plans therein is hereby referred tol more particular description; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain si, land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this Article, ani to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from available fund ;i by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purpose of constructing said way and for the payment of any damages ' 90 riCLE 42. (continued) suiting from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements, therefor or do anything in lation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. tion by Mr, Backman, that the Town raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $100.00 to effect the ove Article 42. Finance Committee approved. Voted unanimously. So declared by the Moderator. riCLE 43. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a Town way, the layout of Redwood Terrace, from nwood Avenue a distance of 645 feet, more or less. Southwesterly to a dead end, as recommended by the anning Board and laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws (Chapter 82 as amended lating to the Laying Out, Alteration, Relocation and Discontinuance of Public Ways, and Specific Repairs areon), vrtiich layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and which, with plans therein is hereby ferred to for more particular description; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of inent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of is Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from ailable funds, by borrowings, or otherwise, for the purpose of constructing said way and for the payment any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements, therefor or do ything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. tion by Mr. Miceli that the Town raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $100.00 to effect the pur- se of the above Article 43. Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the derator. TICLE 44. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money, by taxation, by transfer om available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, for the construction of West Street in accordance with the yout of said West Street from Lowell Street to the improved section as laid out by the Selectmen under the ovisions of General Laws, Chapter 82 and for land acquisition, or do anything in relation thereto. Request the Board of Selectmen. tion by Mrs. Drew: "I move that the Town vote for the construction of West Street in accordance with the yout of said West Street from Lowell Street to the improved section as laid out by the Selectmen under the ovisions of General Laws, Chapter 82, and authorize the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent main such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of the tide, and that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $38,000 for the purpose of payment of y damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements or other easements; $1,900 of said sum to raised by taxation, and that the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen be and hereby is authorized borrow a sum or sums in the amount of $36,100 and to issue bonds or notes therefor as authorized by apter 44 of the General Laws," Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by e Moderator, TICLE 45. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquir- g the following described parcel of land for recreational purposes and determine how said appropriation all be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, and rther to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or re- ive as a gift for said purposes, a certain parcel of land bounded and described as follows: Southwesterly Union Street, one hundred (100 feet; Northwesterly by Lot 23, about seventy (70) feet; Northeasterly by Iver Lake, about one Hundred (100) feet and Southeasterly by Lot 26, about seventy (70) feet. All said undaries, except the water line, are determined by the Land Court to be located as shown on subdivision an 8860B, Sheets one (1) and two (2) drawn by C. H. Gannett, C. E. dated November 1924, as approved by the urt, filed in the Land Registration Office, a copy of a portion of which is filed with Certificate of tie 2893, and said land is shown as Lots twenty-four (24) and twenty-five (25) on said plan. : much of the above-described land as is included within the limits of the ways as shown on said plan is bject to the rights of all persons lawfully entitled thereto in and over the same; and to any and all rights the public in the use of said Lake as a great pond, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the ard of Selectmen. tion by Mr. MacDonald - moved the adoption of the above Article 45 and to effect the same that the Town ise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $1,500 for the purpose of acquiring the above-described parcel land for recreational purposes. Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by a Moderator, 91 ARTICLE 46. To see if Che Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acqui the following described parcel of land for recreational purposes and determine how said appropriation shal raised whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise; and further to se the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive as a gift, fo said purposes, a certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon consisting of several parcels and bound and described as follows: Parcel 1 . Beginning at the Northeast corner of said lot at a stake, and running Southwesterly on a road now called Grove Avenue, thirty-five (35) feet to another stake and land now or formerly of C. D. Wild; thence turning and running Northwesterly on land of said Wild, seventy-five (75) feet, more or less, to a stake and ditch and land of the Union Ice Company; thence turning and running Northeasterly on land of said Union Ice Company, forty-four (44) feet and four (4) inches to a stake and other land of C. D. Wild; and thence turning and running Southeasterly on said other land of said Wild, ninety-one (91) feet and five (5) inches to the point of beginning. Said premises are subject to the rights of passage as referred to in the title records. Said premises are parts of lots 124 and 125 on plan recorded with Book of Plans #6 of the Middlesex South District Registry of Deeds, Parcel 2 . Beginning at a point at the Northeast corner of the premises on Grove Avenue, formerly called Silver Lake Street, thence running Southerly on Grove Avenue, fifty (50) feet to a stake; thence turning and running Westerly by land now or formerly of Wild, fifty-six (56) feet to another stake and a ditch and land of the Union Ice Company; thence turning and running Northwesterly on said ditch and land of said Union Ice Company, fifty-three and 1/3 (53 1/3) feet to another stake and land of the Silver Lake Literary Association; thence returning and running Easterly by the last named land, seventy-five (75) feet to Grove Avenue and the point of beginning. Containing 3784.83 square feet of land. Parcel 3. (a) Beginning at a point at land now or formerly of the Silver Lake Literary Association and Grove Avenue, fifty-eight (58) feet to the corner of the second parcel hereafter described; thence Northwesterly by said parcel, sixty-one (61) feet to Silver Lake; thence Southwesterly by the shore of the said Lake, ninety-six and 5/10 (96.5) feet to land or formerly of the Union Ice Company; thence Southeasterly ninety-one (91) feet by land of said Union Ice Company and of said Literary Association to said Grove Avenue and the point of beginning. (b) Beginning at the Northeasterly corner of the first described parcel on Grove Avenue; thence Northeasterly by said Avenue, thirty (30) feet to a corner of other land now or formerly of Sherzi ; thence Northwesterly by said other land now or formerly of Sherzi, fifty-eight (58) feet to Silver Lake; thence Southwesterly by said Lake, six (6) feet to the northerly corner of the first des- cribed parcel; thence Southeasterly sixty-one (61) feet by said first parcel to Grove Avenue and the point of beginning. (c) Beginning at the Northeasterly corner of said second parcel on said Grove Avenue and thence Northeasterly on said Avenue, fifty-four (54) feet to land now or formerly of Barker; thence Northwesterly by land now or formerly of said Barker, thirty-seven (37) feet to said Silver Lake; thence Southwesterly by the shore of said Lake, sixty-four (64) feet, more or less, to the corner of said second parcel; thence Southeasterly by said second parcel, fifty-eight (58) feet to said Grove Avenue and the point of beginning. Meaning and intending to describe that certain parcel of land described in Deeds recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds Book 1006, Page 585, Book 1006, Page 586 and Book 1029, Page 256 or howevi otherwise said parcel may be bounded, measured or described; or do anything in relation thereto. Request i the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mr. Mi cell: "I move that the Town transfer the sum of $32,000 from Account #974 originally appro; ated by the transfer from the sale of Town=owned lands account in the sum of $19,259.77, and by taxation ii: the sum of $12,740.23 by Article 71 of the Adjourned Annual Town Meeting of March 15, 1969, and appropriati. said $32,000 for the purpose of acquiring the above-described parcel of land for recreational purposes; antiL further to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive as a gift for said purpos a certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon consisting of several parcels and bound and described in above Article 46." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderai 92 ICLE 47. To see if the Town will vote to place upon the official ballot at the next biennial or annual or cial town election, the question of whether all local mass transportation service in the Town of Wilmington uld be discontinued; or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. ion by Mr. Banda: "I move that the Town vote to place upon the official ballot at the next biennial or ual or special town election, the question of whether all local mass transportation service in the Town of mington should be discontinued." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by Moderator. ICLE 48. To see if the Town will vote to adopt the following resolutions concerning the rights of the n of Wilmington to exercise "home rule" or do anything in relation thereto: "The Honorable Governor Francis W. Sargent and Members of the Massachusetts Great and General Court. Gentlemen: The Town of Wilmington, by an affirmative vote taken during the regular Town Meeting of March 21, 1970 hereby petitions the Massachusetts Great and General Court to respect the financial plight of the cities and towns by rejecting all legislation which would place added costs, directly or indirectly, on the municipalities without providing for local acceptance or for funding by other than local taxation. The Town of Wilmington further petitions that the Legislature do everything in its power to implement further the concept of 'home rule', and to make meaningful the rights of municipal employers and employees to bargain collectively without imposition of state-wide legislation which affects, directly or indirectly, the agreements reached." Request of the Board of Selectmen. ion by Mr. Miceli: "I move that the Town vote to adopt the following resolutions concerning the rights of Town of Wilmington to exercise 'home rule' (as laid out in Article 48). Finance Committee approved, ed unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. ICLE 49. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen in the name of and on behalf of the Town release and convey to Jackson Brothers, Inc., a 25 foot right of way described in a deed from Herbert C. rows to the Town of Wilmington and recorded in the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds Book 1268, e 37, dated September 3, 1954, and further to see if the Town will vote to accept a 40 foot right of way easement as shown on a plan dated January 5, 1970 by the Wilmington Engineering Department, a copy of ch is on file with the Town Clerk, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of Board of Selectmen. ion by Mr. Backman that the Town adopt the above article #49. Finance Committee approved. Voted tiimously and so declared by the Moderator. ICLE 50. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to give a confirmatory deed to the tefield Association Incorporated at Wilmington, Mass. to correct an error in a prior deed from the Town of mington dated April 4, 1955, recorded in Book 1289, Page 574, in which the grantee was incorrectly des- bed as Whi tefield Association, Inc., said deed relating to a certain parcel of land with the buildings reon situated in Maple Brook Park in said Wilmington and being lots numbered 183, 184 and 185 on a plan of le Brook Park drawn by Silverman Engineering Co., dated April 17, 1911 and recorded in Middlesex North trict Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans 28, Plan 67, containing 7871 square feet of land more or less; or anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. ion by Mr. Miceli that the Town adopt the above article #50. Finance Committee approved. Motion voted nimously and so declared by the Moderator. f ICLE 51, To see if the Town will vote to accept and receive as a gift for conservation purposes subject 'i the care, custody management and control of the Conservation Commission from Joseph F. Troisi, Jr., et ux, ' ertain parcel of land situated in Wilmington and being shown as Lot 13 on Plan of Land in Wilmington dated iiuary 20, 1964, K. J, Miller Co., C. E. duly recorded with the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in Book of "ins 99, Plan 170 bounded and described as follows: Northeasterly by Shawsheen Avenue, in two courses, a 'i al of 220.87 feet; Southeasterly by lot 12 as shown on said plan, 182.92 feet; Southwesterly by other land 1 Jackson Brothers, Inc., 125 feet, more or less as shown on said plan; and Northwesterly by center line of Iwsheen River, as shown on said plan. Containing together 30,000 square feet, more of less, according to id plan. Being part of deed from Ruth C. Staples dated December 7, 1963 and recorded with said Deeds Book (3, Page 42; or do anything in relation thereto. Request of Conservation Commission. 93 ARTICLE 51. (continued) Motion by Mr. Bureau that the Town adopt the above Article #51. Finance Committee approved. Motion vote' " unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. " ARTICLE 52. Take up and acted upon after Article 7. ARTICLE 53. To see whether the Town will appropriate the sum of $200,000.00 or any greater or lesser sum aid of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority for defraying acquisition and operating costs of the Urban Renewal Project in the Town designated as the Eames Street Industrial Park of Wilmington, as authorized b; Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 121B, Section 20, and to determine how any such appropriation shall bi raised, whether by taxation, by transfer of funds, by borrowing or otherwise and if by borrowing to autho: the issuance of bonds or notes of the Town therefor, and to take any action incidental to or connected wi the foregoing matters or any of them. Request of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority. Motion by Mr. Robert F. Leahy: "I move that the following motion be adopted: That there is hereby appropr the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000.00) dollars in aid of the Wilmington Redevelopment Authority fo defraying to the extent authorized by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 12IB Section 20, acquxsition ani operating costs of the Urban Renewal Project within "he Town designated as the Eames Street Industrial Pa; Wilmington, it being hereby determined that said sum is necessary for said purposes and that said appropr tion shall be in addition to any sums that may have been heretofor appropriated for the benefit of, paid ( to or agreed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be paid over to said Wilmington Redevelopment Authorf for such purposes; that to meet said appropriation the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen is authorized to borrow at one time or from time to time the sum of Two Hundred Thousand ($200,000,00) dolla: under and pursuant to said Chapter 121B Section 20, and any other enabling authority, but subject to apprc by the Emergency Finance Board (as required by Section 22_ of said Chapter 121B) each issue of such bonds ( notes to be in such amount, to have such date, mature in such annual installments not exceeding twenty ye^^ from its date, subject to the provisions of this vote, said Section 20 and the applicable provisions of Chapter 44 of Massachusetts General Laws, as shall be determined by the Treasurer with the approval of th( Selectmen." Finance Committee approved. Vote taken by standing: Yes-256 No-1. Motion carries, ARTICLE 54. To see if the Town will vote to accept General Laws Chapter 41, Section lllL, Vacations of Certain Police Officers and Fire Fighters after twenty years service, or do anything in relation thereto. In any city or town in which the provisions of section one hundred and eleven D apply and which accepts Ll section all members of its regular police or fire force may after twenty years of service be granted a va( tion of five weeks without loss of pay. By petition. Motion by Mr. Morris: I move that the Town vote to accept General Laws Chapter 41, Section lllL, Vacatioi of Certain Police Officers and Fire Fighters after twenty years service, and that the Town vote to raise 1 taxation and appropriate the sum of $1,500.00 for this purpose," Finance Committee disapproved. Motion \ declared lost by the Moderator. ARTICLE 55. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of money apportioned to the Town in accoi ance with Chapter 768 of the Acts of 1969 tor the purpose of completing an approved highway project on Shawsheen Avenue pursuant to the provisions of said Act, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of t|i Board of Selectmen. |i Motion by Mr. MacDonald: "I move that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $4,959,55 and that to meet £i appropriation transfer the sum of $4,959.55 apportioned to the Town in accordance with Chapter 768 of the Acts of 1969 for the purpose of completing an approved highway project on Shawsheen Avenue pursuant to the: provisions of said Act." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously. ARTICLE 56. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of reconstruction, maintenance and repair of highways and bridges, and to meet said appropriation transfer the said sum from' proceeds received or to be received from the State under Section 5 of Chapter 768 of the Acts of 1969, Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mr. Carl A, Backman, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $14,878,65 for tt| purpose of reconstruction, maintenance and repair of highways and bridges and that to meet said appropriate transfer the sum of $14,878.65 from the proceeds received or to be received from the State under Section 5 Chapter 768 of the Acts of 1969." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously. 94 'ICLE 57. To see if the Town will vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen to appoint a committee of 'e for the purpose of conducting a study of the problems of drug dependency and related problems in the fn of Wilmington and including the preparation of a recommended program and the implementation to combat ; same and which committee shall further prepare and submit a report of its doing to the Selectmen and ibers of the Board of Health not later than the next Annual Town Meeting; and further to see if the Town 1.1 vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of accomplishing the same; or do anything relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. cion by Mr. Banda: "I move that the Town vote to authorize and direct the Selectmen to appoint a committee five for the purpose of conducting a study of the problems of drug dependency and related problems in the m of Wilmington and including the preparation of a recommended program and the implementation to combat 1 same; and which committee shall further prepare and submit a report ot its doing to the Selectmen and ibers of the Board of Health not later than the next Annual Town Meeting; and further that the Town vote to ise and appropriate $5,000 by taxation for the purpose of accomplishing same," Finance Committee approved. ^ndment by Mr. John Brooks: "I move the motion be amended to insert the words 'and to the School Committee' line seven after the words 'Board of Health'. Motion to amend voted. ;ond amendment by Mr. Bachman: "I move to add after the amended words 'School Committee', and report at ithly intervals to those boards and committees, in addition to reporting not later than the next Annual m Meeting. Second amendment voted. Motion to close debate voted unanimously. Main motion together with ■ two amendments voted unanimously. , Belbin moved to adjourn for supper. He withdrew his motion so that one more article could come before i meeting before we recessed. riCLE 58. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to submit to the General Court accordance with Section 7, Chapter 42 General Laws as amended, a proposal to change the Town Line between Lmington and Burlington as established by Chapter 2, Acts of 1730, incorporating Wilmington and again in ^pter 74 of the Acts of 1798 incorporating Burlington and described as a straight line to be described as Llows: Beginning at the comer of Billerica, BuHington and Wilmington, an unmarked point in the middle Lubbers Brook, about % mile northwest of the junction of Forest Street with Burlington Avenue and north *09' east and about 10 feet distant from the witness mark, a granite monument marked B B W, situated in a imp covered with a thick growth of bushes and trees 4 feet from the westerly bank of the brook; south 38o 6t 1600' +_ to B-W-1 thence south 390east 700' +^ to B-W-2 thence south 55° east 700' to B-W-3 thence nth 35°east 1200' to B-W-4 thence south 53° east 800'+.to B-W-5 thence south 41° 58' 44" east 9200' +_ to i corner of Burlington, Wilmington and Wobum, a granite monument bolted to a flat rock and marked B Wi Wo, ;uated on the southwesterly side of Winter Street, at the northeasterly side of the dam at the outlet of lunings Mill Pond, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of Board of Selectmen. fcion by Mr. Mi cell: "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to submit to the iieral Court in accordance with Section 7, Chapter 42 General Laws as amended, a proposal to change the m Line between Wilmington and Burlington as established by Chapter 2, Acts of 1730, incorporating Wilming- 1 and again in Chapter 74 of the Acts of 1798 incorporating Burlington and described as a straight line to described as laid out above in Article 58." Finance Committee approved. Voted unanimously and so declared 1 the Moderator. '5:25 p.m. Mr. Belbin moved to recess until 7:00 p.m. Adjournment voted. The meeting reconvened at 7:10 n. there being a quorum present. tion by Mrs. Madelyn McKie: "I move to take Article 60 out of order inasmuch as the content and procedures r Flood Plain Districts should be determined before the application of the recommended Flood Plain District 1 particular areas on the Zoning Map. Voted to take Article 60 out of order. riCLE 60. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by inserting the following in their ?per sequence; or do anything else in relation thereto. [-5 Uses in a Flood Plain District A. In a Flood Plain District, the following uses are hereby permitted: 1. Any use permitted in the District which the Flood Plain District overlays, under the conditions and procedures as provided for such District, subject to the following provisions. 95 ARTICLE 60. (continued) a. No building, wall, dam or other structure shall be erected, constructed, a:itered, enlarged or otherwise created or moved within the Flood Plain District. b. No dumping, filling, excavating or transferring of any material within said District shall re- duce high-water storage capacity or otherwise significantly affect the drainage or natural flc pattern in the water course except as required for flood control or water supply. c. No Sewage disposal system or other potential source of substantial pollution or building for human occupancy is permitted within the Flood Plain District. d. Any and all sewage disposal systems, storage areas, or tanks for chemicals or petroleum producLf or other potential sources of substantial pollution shall be set back from the boundaries of the Flood Plain District by at least 50 feet. B. In a Flood Plain District, the following uses are permitted as authorized on appeal by the Board c Appeals, and as specified in Section VIII-2 B hereinafter. 1. Open land uses, with accessory buildings and structures, subject to the following provisions. a. Any such building or structure permitted by the Board of Appeals shall be designed, placed anc constructed to offer a minimum obstruction to the flow of water and shall be firmly anchored to prevent floating away. 2. Driveway or road, where alternative means of access are impractical, subject to the following pr vi sions . a. Provided that after reference to and report by the Town Enginner, the Board of Appeals shall find that there will be adequate drainage and that such driveway or road will not interfere adversely with the natural flow of water in the area or with the general purposes for which Flood Plain Districts are established. C. If any land shown on the Zoning Map as being in the Flood Plain District is found by the Board of ' Appeals, after reference of the proof to and report by the Board of Health and Planning Board, as being in fact not subject to flooding or not unsuitable because of drainage conditions for permitt; development, and that the use of such land for such development will not interfere with the general purposes for which Flood Plain Districts have been established, and will not be detrimental to thes public health, safety or welfare, the Board of Appeals may permit the use of such land for any pert mitted use under all the provisions of this by-law applying to the under-lying District in which ti land is located. D. If for any reason the restrictions or requirements contained in this Section shall be or become ihi valid or inoperative as to any land shown on the Zoning Map as being in the Flood Plain District, then such land shall continue to be zoned in the District which the Flood Plain Districts overlays SECTION 1-2 ESTABLISHMENT AND LOCATION OF DISTRICTS A. 7. Flood Plain Districts(W) D.5. The boundaries of Flood Plain Districts are the property lines, dimension lines or the contour lines for the elevation above mean sea-level (Boston Base) indicated by the figures therein or at least 50 feet on both sides from the center line of the stream. All areas within the out- lines of any Flood Plain District shown on the Zoning Map which are within 50 feet of the center' line of the stream, or are at or below the contour level indicated by the figure therein are subject to the regulations relating to the Flood Plain District. SECTION 1-3 LOTS IN MORE THAN ONE DISTRICT ; and provided further that no part of any lot extending into the Flood Plain District shall be counter in figuring the "minimum lot area for use" as required in Section V-1 Schedule of Requirements. SECTION II DEFINITIONS 13. Flood Plain District. Those areas of land adjacent to the streams and other water courses in the Town which experience flooding. The purpose of this District is to protect the health and safet;. of persons and property against the hazards of seasonal or periodic flood water inundation; to preserve and protect the streams and other water courses in the Town and their adjoining lands from pollution; to preserve and maintain the ground water table for water supply purposes; to protect the community against the detrimental use and development of lands in areas subject to flooding or adjoining such water courses; and to maintain the watershed areas of the Town for the health, safety and welfare of the public. 14. Open Land Use. Any open space development which will not interfere with the general purposes for which Flood Plain Districts have been established. Request of the Planning Board and Board f Selectmen. Motion by Mrs. McKie: moved the adoption of an amendment to the Zoning By-Law as laid out in Article 60 above. Finance Committee approved. The Planning Board submitted a report of approval. After a lengthy 96 TICLE 60 (continued) scussion Mr. McKelvey moved to lay this article on the table - then he was immediately allowed to withdraw A great deal more discussion followed. Motion to move the question - Yes-192 No-I30 Lost. re discussion followed. Mr. Buzzell our former Town Counsel said this law when contested will be held to invalid. Mr, Callan allowed a gentlemen from Sudbury to tell the meeting how his town had handled eir flood plan. tion to move the question from Mr. MacDonald: Yes-329 No-3 Discussion closed. Vote taken by standing: s-226 No-150 Motion lost. Seven rose to doubt the vote. Second vote by standing: Yes-215 No-181 Lost. TICLE 59. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington to include the ood Plain Districts as shown on the plan filed in the office of the Town Clerk, or do anything else in lation thereto. Request of the Planning Board and the Board of Selectmen. tion by Mrs. McKie: "I move to pass over Article 59 and take no action. So voted. TICLE 61. To see if the Town will vote to insert in the Town By-laws the regulations established by the ard of Selectmen entitled, "Regulations Covering the Excavation of Soil, Loam, Sand or Gravel from Land t in Public Use Within the Town of Wilmington", and adopted on June 24, 1957, as follows: GULATIONS COVERING THE EXCAVATION OF SOIL, LOAM, SAND OR GRAVEL FROM LAND NOT IN PUBLIC USE WITHIN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON (As Established by the Board of Selectmen) Except as hereinafter provided, no soil, loam, sand or gravel hereinafter referred to as "earth products" shall be removed from any parcel of land not in public use in the Town without written permit granted by the Board of Selectmen, hereinafter referred to as the "Board", after a public hearing. No permits will be issued by the Board for such purposes unless they conform explicitly to the regulations established herein. However, nothing contained herein shall apply in connection with the construction of a building for which a permit has been duly issued or for the landscaping of the lot or lots upon which a building was erected where "earth products" are not to be removed from the property, A grade will be established by the Town Engineer, and approved by the Board of Selectmen as the grade below which no earth products shall be removed. The operation shall be no lower than the grade of the surrounding terrain and the grade of adjacent streets so as to leave no holes or depressions. Before any operation is conducted to remove earth products from the petitioner's premises, the petitioner will obtain from the Board of Selectmen a certificate setting forth the establishment of the aforesaid grade and such other conditions imposed under these regulations, will assent thereto, and will leave with the Town Engineer said copy of the certificate with his assent endorsed thereon which the Engineer will file in the office of the Town Clerk. Any expense incurred in establishing said grade and conforming to said conditions shall be paid by the petitioner. Accompanying the petition for the removal of earth products must be a plan of the premises bearing the approval of the Building Inspector, the Board of Health, the Superintendent of Streets, the Town Engineer and the Town Manager. On this plan the following information must appear: a. North point, date and scale. (Said scale not to exceed 1" to 40') b. Contour lines at two foot intervals. c. Names and addresses of all abuttors as determined from the most recent tax list as certified by the Board of Assessors. d. The location of the property within which the proposed excavation is to be done and sufficient in- formation to accurately locate the plan, including exact data as to distances, bearings, etc. of the boundary lines of the property. e. Exact locations and limits of the proposed excavation. f. Grades or elevations to which the operation will extend and the proposed finished grades and con- tours of the area to be excavated, all referring to a permanent bench mark in reference to the Wilmington base. g. The location, widths, and other dimensions of all existing or platted ways, easements and public areas and other important features such as railroad lines, water courses, exceptional topography, etc. within and contiguous to the tract to be excavated and major site features such as existing 97 ARTICLE 61. (continued) stone walls, fences, buildings, large trees, rock ridges and outcroppings, swamps and water bodit h. Distance of the limits and edges of the operation from all abuttors' lines, sidelines of streets passageways, rights of way, and any other way or structure, j. Method of drainage of both the finished site, and during the operation. k. Boundary and grade stakes shall be placed at all points designated by the Town Engineer. 5. Said plan shall conform to the following specifications: a. It shall be prepared by a competent professional engineer and/or registered land surveyor and sh; be clearly and legibly drawn upon tracing paper. b. The plan, including contours shall be drawn with black waterproof ink except that the proposed finished grades shall be shown in pencil until approved by the Board of Selectmen, at which time said grades and contours shall be drawn in red or orange ink before filing with the Town Engineei 6. A permit shall not be issued for the removal of earth products except upon conditions that all topsoi or loam within the area to be excavated shall be windrowed to one side and respread upon completion ( the proposed excavation. Notwithstanding other provisions, rules, regulations, licenses or permits pertaining to a proposed project, no loam, or topsoi 1 shall be removed from the property except upon condition that a cover of compacted topsoi 1 of not less than six inches in depth shall be allowed to remain, provided, however, that a permit may be granted for the removal of all topsoi 1 necessary or i cidental to the construction of a road, or other permanent facility which changes the character of tl use of the land; but in such cases the Board shall require evidence of good faith in the intent of tt applicant to complete such roads or other facility, and shall make such evidence part of its records, 7. A permit shall not be issued for the removal of earth products within 300 feet of a public way or private way or any dwelling house abutting upon such a way or within 300 feet of any approved and registered subdivision or within 500 feet of any public facilities such as schools, playgrounds, pub] buildings or churches, or within 500 feet of any property dedicated to public purposes, or within 40 of abutters' lines, 8. No embankment shall have more than a forty-five degree angle from the base of the pit to the top of t' embankment . 9. The permit will be valid for a period not to exceed twelve (12) months from the date of issuance. A permit issued according to these regulations shall expire upon the completion of the removal of earth! products for which it was issued and in any event upon the expiration of one year from the time it vi^ issued. If at the expiration of said permit it appears that the operations for which said permit was- issued have been carried on continuously and in good faith but have not been completed and that all c ditions presently applicable have been complied with, the permit may be renewed for an additional pei' not to exceed one year without a public hearing. The expiration or revocation of the permit shall nc affect the obligation of the holder thereof to comply with the conditions attached to the permit or release him of the surety on his bond from the obligations thereof or require the return of any depoa made by him until such conditions have been complied with. 10. A permit shall not be issued for the removal of earth products in any location if such removal will endanger the public health, safety or convenience or constitute a nuisance. 11. Nothing stated or promulgated in these regulations shall be construed or interpreted in such a mannei; as to restrict the Board from attaching such additional or special conditions required for the con- venience, safety and health of the public prior to the issuance of any permit, nor shall the Board bei limited in any way in adjusting these regulations for the requirement of special or unusual circumsts 12. Whenever the Board is satisfied that the removal of earth products has been undertaken in a particulc location and was in continuous operation at the time that the Town adopted Section 33 of Chapter 5 of its present By-Laws, a permit for further continuance of such operation, within the same territorial limits may be issued without a public hearing, but said permit shall be issued subject to conditions in the same manner as other permits. 13. The Board shall establish a fee for the issuance of permits sufficient to reimburse the Town for the cost of applying and enforcing these regulations; and no permits shall be issued until such a fee is paid . 98 'ICLE 61. (continued) If it comes to the attention of the Board that there has been a violation of these regulations, the Board shall send to the offender a written warning; and if the offender persists in such violation, the Board shall seek the imposition of the penalties provided under General Law, Chapter 40, Section 21, Paragraph 17, as amended and the permit authorizing said operation shall be revoked immediately. When the Board finds that any operation made for the purpose of removing earth products is maintained in such a way as to endanger the public health or safety or constitute a nuisance the Board will request the Board of Health to take such steps as are authorized by law to protect the public health and safety, or to cause such nuisance to be abated. No building, screens, stone crushers or other equipment commonly used in commercial operation will be erected or used on the premises. Any excavation material spilled from the trucks of the petitioner or his purchasers upon the public highway or upon private property abutting the highway shall be promptly removed therefrom by the petitioner. No earth products will be removed from the aforesaid premises and no operations in connection with that business will be conducted before seven-thirty a.m., or after six p.m. on weekdays and no operations will be permitted on Sundays except by a special permit or in cases of emergency as approved by the Board of Selectmen. Mechanical equipment will be limited to not more than two mechanical shovels, two bulldozers, one crane, two graders and one tractor on the premises at any time. No more than twenty vehicles will be used by the petitioner in any single day, and that number will in- clude any purchaser who may purchase at the location. This does not limit the number of trips of the twenty (20) vehicles within hours mentioned in condition #18. All stumps, rocks. and stones will be removed or disposed of down to the grade established under the terms of the permit and all ledge shall be shaped down in general conformity with the grade and to the satis- faction of the Town Engineer. All brush, tree stumps and logs shall be burned and the residue buried. An indemnity bond issued by a reputable bonding company on behalf of the property owner and satisfactory to the Board of Selectmen and Town Counsel, in the amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the performance of the conditions of this permit shall be filed with the Selectmen before a permit is awarded A bond for a lesser or greater amount may be required under special or unusual circumstances. Said bond shall guarantee completion of the proposed excavation in full conformity with these regulations not later than one year from the date of issuance of the permit. In the event of a cancellation or termination of the bond, this permit will be automatically revoked as of the effective date of the cancellation or termination of the bond. The petitioner shall comply with all the applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Department of Public Works of said Commonwealth and the Town of Wilmington in respect to the permissible axle load of trucks operating to and from said premises over the public highway. Removal of earth products must be carried on in a workmanlike manner and the site must be left in a con- dition satisfactory to the Town Engineer. No permit shall be issued hereunder for any work which would be in violation of any provision of the Zoning By-Law or other by-laws, rules or regulations of the Town of Wilmington. All haul roads to be used must be specified in the application for approval by the Board of Selectmen, recommended by the Police Department for safety and the Highway Department for road conditions, and the conditions of said roads will be the direct responsibility of said petitioner. The right to discontinue the use of any haul roads without advance notice is reserved by the Board of Selectmen. 99 ARTICLE 61. (continued) 29. All trucks and equipment used for excavation or hauling from the proposed operation shall observe sucl speed limits, load limits, haul routes and other requirements of the Board of Selectmen including the posting of special police officers when and where deemed necessary by the Board of Selectmen. 30. To insure conformity with said rules, regulations and requirements, and in addition to all other surei posted in compliance therewith, the owner of the trucks and equipment used for excavation and hauling from the proposed operation shall file in duplicate, a certified list of such equipment, together witl a full and complete description, the registration number of each item of equipment, and further proviti that said owner or owners shall post a certified check in an amount equal to the total derived from tl following schedule per each item of equipment: '■>'■ Actual Rated Carrying Capacity Amount Up to four (4) cubic yds. $ 50.00 Up to ten (10) cubic yds. 100.00 Over ten (10) cubic yds. 200.00 Increased capacity from the authorized use of sideboards or other devices shall be added to the normal capacity. Unauthorized use of such devices shall be deemed an automatic violation of these regulations. Said check shall be forfeited if provisions of these regulations are violated, and further provided that said check may be drawn upon at will by the Town of Wilmington to repair any damage or to mainta; said designated haul roads. No trucks or equipment except as described in said list may be used in said operation; and the name of the owner or owners of all trucks used in said operation, together with a designated number shall be clearly marked on the tail gate of each vehicle with contrasting paint in letters not less than six inches in height and one inch in width to the full satisfaction of the Town Engineer and so maintained for the duration of the operation. Any violation of this or any other provisions of these regulations shall be deemed cause to revoke said permit and shall constitute the automatic forfeiture of all security posted in accordance with these regulations. 31. With the exception of properties within the line of taking Routes 93 and 125 no new properties will b( licensed for the disposition of gravel outside the Town of Wilmington. 32. All existing operations must conform to all requirements stated herein effective as of September 1, 1957 . by amending the Town By-laws to include in its entirety the above-mentioned regulations by inserting same in Chapter 5, to be entitled Section 33B, or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the Board o; Selectmen. Motion by Mrs. Wavie M. Drew: "I move that the Town vote to pass over Article 61 and take no action. Votec to take no action. ARTICLE 62. To see if the Town will vote to amend the "By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington" and the Zoning By-Law by deleting in its entirety Chapter 6 of the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington; and, with the excep' tion of the first sentence of Section 1, inserting the remaining provisions of that Chapter 6 in the Zoninj By-law under Section IV Special Regulations Governing Use Districts by adding the numeral 5 (five) and the word "Signs"; or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. Motion by Mrs. Madelyn McKie: "I move to amend the'By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington' and the Zoning By-Lai by deleting in its entirety Chapter 6 of the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington; and, with the exception of the first sentence of Section 1, inserting the remaining provisions of that Chapter 6 in the Zoning By-Law under Section IV Special Regulations Governing Use Districts by adding the numeral (5) five and the word "Signs." Finance Committee approved. Planning Board reported approval. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 63. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out in its entirety that portion of Section III-4-B which reads as follows: "1. Truck terminal or motor freight station." or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. Motion by Mrs. McKie: "I move to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out in its entirety that portion of Section III-4-B which reads as follows: "1. Truck terminal or motor freight station." Finance Committee disapproved. Planning Board reported approval. Motion voted unanimously and so declare( by the Moderator. t: 100 "ICLE 64. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out in its entirety the first •agraph in Section V-4A. Setbacks and Yards and inserting in its place the following: "For the purpose of linistering this Section, the Minimum Setback from the Center Line of Street of any lot shall be measured a right angle from the center line of each and every street or way to the nearest portion of the building jacent thereto. The Minimum Front Yard Depth of any lot shall be measured at a right angle from the ex- fior line of each and every street or way to the nearest portion of the building adjacent thereto. Which- >r distance is the greater shall constitute the required setback." or do anything else in relation thereto, [uest of the Planning Board. -ion by Mr. Hanlon: "I move to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out in its entirety the first paragraph Section V-4 A. Set-Backs and Yards and inserting in its place the following: "For the purpose of adminis- •ing this Section, the Minimum Set-back from the Center Line of Street of any lot shall be measured at a ;ht angle from the center line of each and every street or way to the nearest portion of the building adja- it thereto. The Minimum Front Yard Depth of any lot shall be measured at a right angle from the exterior le of each and every street or way to the nearest portion of the building adjacent thereto. Whichever dis- ice is the greater shall constitute the required set-back." Finance Committee disapproved. Planning Board ;ommended approval. Vote taken by standing: Yes-301 No-8 Motion voted. CICLE 65. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by striking out in its entirety that •tion of Section III-l-B-5 which reads as follows: "Clubhouse, lodge, or other non-profit recreational, :ial, educational or civic use operated for members, excluding outdoor use of firearms." or do anything ie in relation thereto. Request of the Planning Board. tion by Mr. Hanlon: "I move to pass over Article 65 and take no action thereon." Finance Committee approved, inning Board reported that they recommended this article be passed over. Vote taken by voice and declared red to pass over. Seven rose to doubt the vote. Vote taken by standing: Yes-174 No-104 Voted to pass ir and take no action. nCLE 66. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by inserting the words, "excluding s;and, ivel and earth products;" in Section III-4A.5. after the words "building materials", so that it reads as Llows: "5. Open storage of the following items, in an unused condition; building materials, excluding sand, tvel and earth products; furniture and appliances; hardware; metal; paper; pipe; rubber; wood and other ms similar in character and in the effect on adjacent property." or do anything in relation thereto. }uest of the Planning Board. :ion by Mr. Hanlon: "I move to amend the Zoning By-Law by inserting the words, "excluding sand, gravel and ■th products," in Section III-4 A. 5. after the words "Building materials", so that it reads as follows: Open storage of the following items in an unused condition; building materials, excluding sand, gravel I earth products; furniture and appliances; hardware; metal; paper; pipe; rubber; wood and other items lilar in character and in the effect on adjacent property." Finance Committee approved. Planning Board )orted approval. Voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. :ICLE 67. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law by inserting in Section III-I A 6, after '. word "use", the words "excluding buildings except as an accessory use", so that it reads as follows: Public recreational use, excluding buildings except as an accessory use, provided that no play or picnic '.a is located within the required front or side yard"; or do anything e Ise in relation thereto. Request of Planning Board. ion by Mr. Hooper: "I move to amend the Zoning By-Laws by inserting in Section III-l A 6, after the word, ;e", the words "excluding buildings except as an accessory use", so that it reads as follows: "6. Public i;reational use, excluding buildings except as an accessory use, provided that no play or picnic area is :ated within the required front or side yard." Finance Committee approved. Planning Board reported Droval. Voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. nCLE 68. To see whether the Town acting pursuant to Section 7 of Chapter 550 of the Acts of 1952, will x>wer the Wilmington Housing Authority to erect a new housing project, namely a Housing Project for Elderly s-sons pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 667 of Massachusetts, Acts of 1954, and acts in amendment creof and in addition thereto. Request of the Wilmington Housing Authority. l:ion by Mr. Earl Zimmerman: "I move that the Town acting pursuant to Section 7 of Chapter 550 of the Acts of 'i2, empower the Wilmington Housing Authority to erect a new housing project, namely a Housing Project for tierly Persons pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 667 of Massachusetts, Acts of 1954, and acts in amend- 101 ARTICLE 68. (continued) ment thereof and in addition thereto. Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declare by the Moderator. II ARTICLE 69. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of laying- water main in Hudson Street for a certain distance, as shown on a plan on file with the Superintendent of t Water Department, of not less than six inches but less than sixteen inches in diameter, in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of /7ater & Sewer Commissioners acting under the provisions of General Laws ^ (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 40, Sections 42G to 421 inclusive, and determine how the appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise, or do anything in relatio j thereto. Request of the Board of Water & Sewer Commissioners. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to appropriate $1,890.00 for the purpose of laying a water ' main of not less than 6 inches but less than 16 inches in diameter for a certain distance in Hudson Street . accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Water Commissioners acting under the provisions of Gene Laws, Chapter 40, Sections 42G and 421 inclusive, and that said appropriation be raised by transfer from Water Department Account #1162, the Royal Street Water Betterment Account." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 70. To see if the Town will vote to accept and receive as a gift for school purposes from Louise H ' Gorman a certain parcel of land situated in "Silver Lake Gardens, Plat No. 2" in the Town of Wilmington in I the County of Middlesex in the State of Massachusetts; being numbered Lots 875, 876, 877 and 878, being fou (4) lots of land located at the corner of Norfolk and Kilby Streets, and containing twelve thousand eight ^ hundred and sixty-nine (12,869) square feet of land, more or less, on plan of "Silver Lake Gardens, Plat #2 made by Brooks, Jordan & Graves, C. Engineers, dated September 1928, and on file in the Middlesex North I District Registry of Deeds, Lowell, Mass., to which reference may be had for a more particular description,! Book of Plans 52, Plan 73, Subject to restrictions of record insofar as the same may be in force and i applicable; or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald that the Town adopt the above Article 70 and accept and receive as a gift for^ school purposes a certain parcel of land as laid out in said Article 70. Finance Committee approved. Moti' voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. I ARTICLE 71. To see if the Town will vote to accept General Laws Chapter 48, Section 58D, which pertains to forty-two hour work week for permanent members of the Fire Department, or do anything in relation thereto. , Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Mr. Banda: "I move that the Town vote to accept General Laws Chapter 48, Section 58D, which perta ' to a forty-two hour work week for permanent members of the Fire Department; and that the Town vote to raise , by taxation and appropriate the sum of $23,200.00 for this purpose and other additional cost." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted. ARTICLE 72. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to be expended under the direction of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners, for the purpose of constructing sewers, intercepto: and other necessary appurtenant structures in various locations within the town, and determine whether said funds shall be provided by taxation, by transfer from available funds in the treasury, by borrowing, or by any combination therefor; and to authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners to apply for and accept any Federal and State funds available as contributions towards the cost of such projects. Request o. the Water and Sewer Commissioners. Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that Che Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of five hundred fifty thousand ($550,000.00) dollars to be expended under the direction of the Board of Water and Sewer Commission for the purpose of constructing sewers, interceptors and other necessary appurtenant structures in various locations within the Town and subject to the assessment of betterments or otherwise in accordance with Chapter 297 of the Acts of 1958 and all acts in amentment thereof and in addition thereto and to authorize I Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners to acquire any fee, easement or other interest in land necessary therefor, whether by eminent domain, purchase or gift, or otherwise; and to further authorize the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners to apply for and accept any Federal and State funds available as contributions towards the cost of such projects, six thousand ($6,000.00) dollars of said sum to be raised by taxation, five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars to be transferred from Account 1155 originally appropriated by taxation i: Article 61 of the Adjourned Town Meeting of March 15, 1969, and the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen, be and hereby is authorized to borrow a sum or sums in the amount of five hundred thirty-nine 102 ;CLE 72. (continued) isand ($539,000) dollars and to issue bonds or notes therefor as authorized by Chapter 44 of the General i." Finance Committee approved. Motion voted unanimously and so declared by the Moderator. ;CLE 73. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to be expended under the jction of the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners for the purpose of updating the comprehensive sewer- study made by Whitman and Howard, Engineers, in their report dated April 21, 1958. Request of the Water Sewer Commissioners. Motion by Mr. Morris, that we pass over Article 73 and take no action. Voted limously and so declared by the Moderator. [CLE 74. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds appropriate for the installation and fencing of a four-court tennis and ice skating area at the Glen Road jol, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. Lon by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $13,000 for installation and fencing of a four-court tennis and ice skating area at the Glen Road School," Finance nittee disapproved. Vote taken by voice and the Chair was in doubt. Vote taken by standing: Yes-220 132 Motion carries. [CLE 75. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds appropriate for the installation and fencing of a four-court tennis and ice skating area at the Shawsheen ool , or do anything in relation thereto. Request of the Town Manager. ion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $13,000.00 the installation and fencing of a four-court tennis and ice skating area at the Shawsheen School." ance Committee disapproved. Vote by voice carried. ICLE 76. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds appropriate for the installation of lights at the North Intermediate School Tennis Courts, or do anything relation thereto. Request of the Recreation Commission. ion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote td raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $6,000 for installation of lights at the North Intermediate School Tennis Courts." Finance Committee disapproved. & taken by voice. The chair was in doubt. Vote taken by standing: Yes-165 No-183. Lost. ICLE 77. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to petition the Department of Natural ources, or any other State agency, for the construction of an indoor Ice Skating Rink within the Town, or anything in relation thereto. ion by Mr, Carl A, Backman, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to petition the artment of Natural Resources, or any other State agency, for the construction of an indoor Ice Skating k within the Town. Motion so voted. ICLE 78. To see if the Town will vote to rezone the land of Bernard J, Ristuccia and Elinor Ristuccia im Residential District to General Business, said land more particularly described as follows: the land luated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts shown as lots four hundred ninety-three (493) to five idred thirty-four (534) inclusive on a plan entitled "Silver Lake Addition" dated Sept. 1920, Plan 73, said s 493 to 526 are together bounded: Southerly by several courses on Bridge Lane, together totalling one idred sixty-two (162) feet, more or less Westerly by Hobson Avenue, four hundred forty-three (443) feet, e or less Northerly by Richmond Street, one hundred sixty (160) feet, more or less; and Easterly by Dewey inue, four hundred four (404) feet, more or less. And together contains 68,775 square feet more or less. Id lots 527 to 534 are together bounded; Easterly by Dewey Avenue, one hundred (100) feet. Southerly by ihmond Street, one hundred sixty (160) feet. Westerly by Hobson Avenue, one hundred Northerly by Lots 535 543 as shown on said plan, one hundred sixty (160) feet. And together contains 16,000 Square feet, Jording to said plan. Request of Bernard J. Ristuccia, et al. Simon Cutter offered a motion to effect Article 78 with some amendments. Finance Committee disapproved, mning Board at first stated "No Report", then approved the article as amended by Mr. Cutter. After a igthy discussion, vote was taken by standing: Yes-16 No-235 Motion lost. :er asked the meeting to reconsider Article 60 at this time. Lost. 103 Mr. Vitale asked the meeting to reconsider Article 76 at this time. Lost. ARTICLE 79. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available func ar.d appropriate for the use of the Permanent Building Committee for the preparation of preliminary plans i cost estimates for the construction of an addition to the Police Station on Adelaide Street, or do anythi in relation thereto. Request of the Board of Selectmen. Motion by Miceli to raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $750.00 to effect the purpose of the abo'v Article 79 was lost by a voice vote. At 11:15 p.m., Mr. Banda moved that the meeting adjourn to Monday night, March 24, 1970 at 7:30 p.m. in th High School Gymnasium. Vote taken by voice and declared voted. Seven rose to doubt the vote. Vote taker by standing: Yes-234 No-112. Voted to adjourn as is noted in the above motion. There were 424 voters checked in the afternoon meeting. There were 465 voters checked in the evening meeting . ADJOURNED ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - March 23, 1970 \ At 7:35 p.m. the meeting was called to order by Mr. Callan, there being a quorum present. Mr. Joseph F. Courtney moved to take Article 81 before Article 80 it being more logical. So voted. ARTICLE 81. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington so as to provide for Limited Garden Apartment Districts and to regulate the same by adding the following sections a? provisions to the aforesaid Zoning By-Law, or do anything in relation thereto: I. To add to section I, Subsection 1-2, paragraph A thereof, under the caption "ESTABLISHMENT AND i LOCATION OF DISTRICTS", the following new district: 7. Limited Garden Apartment Districts (LGA) II. To add to section II thereof, under the caption "DEFINITIONS", the following new definitions: 13. STORY. That portion of a building contained between any floor and the floor and roof next abo:i it, but not including the lowest portion so contained if more than one half of such portion vertical is below the mean finished grade of the ground adjoining such building. 14. FRONT YARD. The open space between a building and the exterior line of each street on which t: lot on which it stands abuts. 15. SIDE AND REAR YARD. The open space at the sides and rear of a building and the boundaries, otl than streets, of the lot on which it stands. 16. SANITARY SEWER. A public sanitary sewer of the Town of Wilmington. 17. MUNICIPAL. The word "municipal" means the Town of Wilmington. 18. PUBLIC. The word "public" means the Town of Wilmington. III. To add to Section III thereof, under the caption "USE REGULATIONS" the following new section: III-5. USES IN LIMITED GARDEN APARTMENT DISTRICTS A. In a Limited Garden Apartment District, the following uses are hereby permitted: 1. Garden apartments subject to the following conditions: a. There shall be at least six detached or semi-detached buildings and no such building shall contain less than eight dwelling units; and each such unit shall have independent cooking facilities, and shall contain no more than two sleeping rooms. b. No living quarters shall be permitted above three stories in height nor below the mean finished grade. c. The buildings shall connect with a sanitary sewer. d. At least fifteen (15%) per cent of the total site area shall be reserved for natural or landscaped open space, exlusive of sidewalks, driveways, streets and parking areas, but includ- ing swimming pools, tennis courts, and similar authorized recreational uses and facilities. 2. Buildings and uses accessory to garden apartments. ' 3. Uses permitted in Single Residence A districts as enumerated in Se^ction III, Subsection III-l, paragraphs A (6), and A (9) (a) (b) (f) (g) (h) and (i). 4. Outdoor amusement or recreation uses devoted to or related to court games, golf, skating or swimming, but restricted to the use of residents or tenants or guests thereof in said district. B. Finding and Determination by the Town Engineer 1. No building for any of the uses permitted by the terms of the preceding paragraph A shall be constructed or reconstructed or substantially altered externally, or added to, unless the Town Engineer, after consultation with the Planning Board, shall have made a finding and determination 104 [CLE 81. (continued) that the proposed location of buildings, the proposed topographical changes, if any, and the planned provisions for waste disposal, surface and ground water drainage, erosion control, parking areas, driveways, the location of the intersection of driveways and streets, vehicular access, and access for firefighting equipment are adequate for the reasonable protection of public safety and health in the proposed use of the site. 2. For the Purpose of administering this Section III-5-B, an application for said finding and deter- mination together with a preliminary site plan each in triplicate shall be submitted to the Town Engineer. Such application and site plan shall include the elements as to which the Town Engineer is to make a finding and determination, as hereinbefore provided, with information in respect to such elements as the Town Engineer shall reasonably require. Said application and site plan may also contain the necessary information and plan for off-street parking otherwise required to be submitted separately in accordance with Section IV-3. 3. Upon receipt of said application and site plan, the Town Engineer shall within five (5) days trans- mit to the Planning Board two (2) copies of said application and site plan. The Planning Board shall consider the same, and shall submit a final report thereon with recommendations to the Town Engineer. The Town Engineer shall not make a finding and determination upon an application until either the Planning Board has submitted said final report or ten (10) days shall have elapsed since the trans- mittal of said copies of the application and site plan to the Planning Board without any such re- port having been received by the Town Engineer. In any event, the Town Engineer shall take final action on an application within fifteen (15) days after the filing of said application and site plan by the applicant. If the Town Engineer shall fail to take final action as aforesaid within said fifteen (15) days, the Town Engineer shall be deemed to have a finding and determination that the proposed site plan is adequate for the reasonable protection of public safety and health in the proposed use of the site. 4. The final action by the Town Engineer shall consist of either (1) a finding and determination that the proposed site plan is adequate for the reasonable protection of public safety and health in the proposed use of the site, or (2) a written denial of the application and site plan for such finding and determination, stating in complete and precise detail the reasons for said denial and wherein any elements in and any particular features of the application and site plan are deemed to be inadequate, and further specifying in complete and precise detail each and every change and modification in said application and site plan together with the reasons therefore, which if accepted by the applicant and incorporated in or applied to said application and site plan, would result in a finding and determination by the Town Engineer that said application and site plan is adequate for the reasonable protection of public safety and health in the proposed use of the site. 5. In the event the Town Engineer makes such finding and determination such use, extension, erection or enlargement shall be carried on only in essential conformity with the application and site plan on the basis of which the said finding and determination is made. 6. The Town Engineer may, in his discretion, instead of denying the application and site plan, make said finding and determination subject to precisely stated, reasonable conditions and restrictions in writing which if assented to by the applicant in writing, shall be deemed to have been incorporated into and made a part of the application and site plan, without requiring the applicant to submit or resubmit a modified or amended application and site plan. 7. The period within final action shall be taken may be extended for a definite period by mutual con- sent of the Town Engineer and the applicant. In the event the Town Engineer determines that a site plan is inadequate to permit him to make a finding and determination, he may, in his discretion, instead of denying the application, extend the period to a later date to permit the applicant to sub- mit a revised site plan or application, provided, however, that such period is extended to a day certain by mutual consent. 8. The Town Engineer shall file with his records a written report of his final action on each applica- tion, with his reasons therefore. A copy of each report shall also be filed with the Planning Board and the Building Inspector. A copy of each application and its accompanying site plan shall likewise be filed with the Building Inspector. To add to Section IV thereof, under the caption "SPECIAL REGULvTIONS GOVERNING USE DISTRICTS", the I lowing: lA. In Subsection IV-3, under the caption "OFF-STREET PARKING", at the end of the first sentence of Fparagraph "A" delete the period, substitute a comma therefore, and add the phrase "except as noted". tB. At the end of the aforesaid paragraph "A", add the follov;ing new specification: 12. For garden apartments, one and one half spaces on the premises for each dwelling unit, and reasonably accessible thereto. 105 ARTICLE 81. (continued) C. In Subsection IV-4, under the caption "SCREENING OF OPEN USES" at the end of the first sentence delete the period, substitute a comma therefore, and add the phrase "or a Limited Garden Apartment District, " V. To add to Section V, Subsection V-1 thereof, under the caption "HEIGHT, AREA AND YARD REGULATIONS", the following new schedule of requirements: A. Under the headi ng B. Under the heading c. Under the heading feet" > D. Under the heading E. Under the heading F. Under the heading G. Under the heading shall be construed as H. Under the heading I. Under the heading J. Under the heading K. Under the heading L. Under the headi ng 'Minimum Front Yard Depth", the words "35 feet"; 'Minimum Width for Each Side-Yard", the words "30 feet"; 'Minimum Rear Yard Depth", the words "30 feet"; 'Minimum Lot Depth", the words "300 feet"; 'Maximum Lot Coverage for Buildings or Structures", the words "25 per cent". VI. To add to Section V, Subsection V-4, under the caption "SET-BACK AND YARDS", the following: In paragraph D, in the first sentence, after the phrase "in any District" and before the word "no", insert the words "except in a Limited Garden Apartment District"; or do anything in relation thereto Request of Harold E. Smith et al . Motion by Mr. Joseph E. Courtney. Moderator asked Mr. Courtney if the motion followed the article exactly The answer being yes, Mr. Callan dispensed with the reading of the motion. The Finance Committee dis- approved the article. The Planning Board reported to the meeting that they recommend disapproval of this. Article. After a lengthy discussion the question was called for and the vote was unanimous. Standing vot. Yes - 289 No - 280 Motion lost. ARTICLE 80. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Single Residence A District to Limited Garden Apartment District, the following des-s cribed parcel of land, to wit: - Being the land of Harold E. Smith and Eleanor J. Smith designated as Lot on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., dated April 7, 1969, Dana F, Perkins and Sons, Inc. Civil Engineers and Surveyors, Reading-Lowell, Mass." being further bounded and described as follows: EASTERLY by Woburn Street, 220.60 feet; SOUTHWESTERLY by land now or formerly of Robert H. Barrows, Dana L Barrows, Administrator, 614.30 feet, and land now or formerly of Walpole Woodworkers, Inc., by three cours respectively 90.69 feet, 68.44 feet and 76.95 feet; NORTHWESTERLY by land now or formerly of Chesley L. ' Black and Elna C. Black by three courses, respectively 256.33 feet, 130.20 feet and 99.07 feet; NORTH- EASTERLY by land now or formerly of Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, 220.52 feet; SOUTHEASTERLY by lane' now or formerly of Harold E. Smith and Eleanor J. Smith 184.04 feet; NORTHEASTERLY by land now or former!; of Harold E. Smith and Eleanor J. Smith, 131.82 feet, EASTERLY by land now or formerly of John S. and ' Catherine A. Zwicker, 125 feet; and NORTHERLY by said land of John S. and Catherine A. Zwicker, 180 feet. Containing 5.17 acres of land, more or less, or do anything in relation thereto. Request of Harold E. Smith et al. Motion by Mr. Courtney that we vote to pass over Article 80 and take no action. So voted unanimously. ARTICLE 82. To see if the Town will vote to petition the General Court for enactment of special legislatii for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington for the purpose of enabling the voters of the Town of Wilmingti to decide every two years at each biennial state election, whether or not to allow the granting of license for the sale of alcoholic beverages by function halls which satisfy certain minimum standards, said legisl* tion to contain the following provisions or provisions essentially similar in import and effect, and for si purpose to authorize and direct the Town Clerk to transmit a certified copy of the vote of the Town Meetinj pertaining to this article to the appropriate committee or committees of the General Court which shall heaj and act upon the following legislation, or do anything in relation thereto: 106 CICLE 82. (continued) AN ACT RELATING TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BY CERTAIN FUNCTION HALLS IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON "TION 1. The state secretary shall cause to be placed on the official ballot used in the Town of Wilmington each biennial state election the following subdivision to the question which he is required under the >visions of section eleven of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws to place on the ficial ballot in all cities and towns at such elections, to wit: F, Shall licenses be granted in the Town of Wilmington for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises by function halls having (1) a seating capacity for the serv- ing and consumption of food at tables of not less than two hundred persons, and (2) a minimum dining room area for the service and consumption of food of not less than two thousand square feet; pro- vided, however, (1) that such alcoholic beverages shall be sold and served only to persons seated at tables located in said dining area and only during occasions and activities such as banquets, dinners, meetings, and similar functions at which food is to be served and consumed at said tables, and (2) that no such alcoholic beverages shall be served or sold to persons seated or standing at any bar or counter or seated or standing in a lounge or other area primarily used for the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages? YES NO If a majority of the votes cast in said town in answer to subdivision F is in the affirmative, said town shall, irrespective of the results of the votes in answer to subdivision A, B, C, D, or E, be taken to authorize for the two calendar years next succeeding the sale in said town of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of function halls having (1) a seating capacity for the serving and consumption of food at tables of not less than two hundred persons, and (2) a minimum dining room area for the services and consumption of food of not less than two thousand feet; provided however, (1) that such alcoholic beverages shall be sold and served only to persons seated at tables located in said dining area, and only during occasions and activities such as banquets, dinners, meetings and similar functions at which food is to be served and consumed at said tables, and (2) that no such alcoholic beverages shall be sold or served to. persons seated or standing at any bar or counter or seated or standing in a lounge or other area primarily used for the serving and consumption of alco- holic beverages. Licenses authorized hereunder shall not be subject to any quota established by section seventeen of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws, nor shall the issuance of any such license decrease the number of licenses which may be issued n accordance with any quota established in said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight. Said licenses shall be subject, however, to all other provisions of said chapter one hundred and thirty-eight. 3TI0N 2. For the purposes of this enactment, the term of "function hall' shall mean a public or miscel- [peous hall licensed in accordance with the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty-three of the General 7s which is owned and operated by a private corporation or trust or a non-profit corporation or club, and ich is used or rented for public or private banquets, feasts, dinners, meetings, dances, or socials, and iier public or private gatherings and assemblies, and at which food and beverages are sold or catered and ■rved for consumption on the premises, but which is not a public restaurant subject to a common victualler's : innholder's license in accordance with the provisions of chapter one hundred and forty of the General . *s . Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. David R. Butterworth et al. ■;ion by Mr. Courtney. Moderator asked Mr. Courtney if the motion followed the article exactly. Mr. . jrtney said yes except for a word left out by the printer namely (third paragraph under (2) a minimum :-iing room area, etc. the words 2,000 square feet. Mr. Courtney offered an amendment under this Article: move to amend the main motion made pursuant to Article 82 by adding the following sentence at the end of :2 last paragraph of Section 1.: 'Notwithstanding any other provision of law, however, the number of Icenses which may be issued by local licensing authority in accordance with this section and in force and :f ect at any one time during any license year shall not exceed in the aggregate a total of five (5) licenses.'" 'great deal of discussion followed. Mr. Enos moved the question. Vote taken by standing: Yes - 447 No-17 I te carried . ' :e on the amendment (5 licenses) by voice lost. Vote was questioned: By standing - Yes 308 No 121 tion on the amendment carried. 107 ARTICLE 82. (continued) Some discussion on main motion. Previous question called for - vote taken by voice and was declared unanimous. Vote on Wain motion as amended. Yes - 251 No - 246 Vote carried. Seven doubted the vote. Recount declared invalid. Secret ballot called for. Mr. Buzzell said that our Town By-laws call for 40 voters to ask for this. Vote to take a secret ballot was lost: Yes-26 No-423 Main motion as amended: Yes-250 No-252 Lost. Seven doubted the vote. Main motion as amended: Yes-247 No-254 Lost. After Article 82 a vote came to reconsider Article #81. This was lost. ARTICLE 83. To see if the Town will vote to authorize and direct the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for enactment of special legislation for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington for the pu: pose of enabling the voters of the Town of Wilmington to decide every two years, at each biennial state election, whether or not to allow the granting of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages by restaur, which satisfy certain minimum standards, said legislation to contain the following provisions or provisiol essentially similar in import and effect, or do anything in relation thereto: j AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE GRANTING OF LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BY CERTAIN |t RESTAURANTS IN THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON SECTION I. The state secretary shall cause to be placed on the official ballot used in the Town of [ Wilmington at each biennial state election the following subdivision to the question which he is requiredir under the provisions of Section eleven of chapter one hundred and thirty-eight of the General Laws to plai j on the official ballot in all cities and towns at such elections, to wit: - E. Shall licenses be granted in the Town of Wilmington for the sale therein of all alcoholic bever- c ages to be drunk on the premises by restaurants having (1) a seating capacity of not less than one hundred persons, (2) a minimum dining room area primarily used for the serving and consumption of food or not less than twelve hundred square feet, and (3) a kitchen area for the preparation and cook ing of food of not less than five hundred square feet; provided, however, (1) that such alcoholic beverages shall be sold and served only to persons seated at tables or in booths located in said dining area, and (2) that no such alcoholic beverages shall be sold or served to persons seated or standing at any bar or counter or seated or standing in a lounge or other area primarily used for the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages? If a majority of the votes cast in said town in answer to subdivision E is in the affirmative, said Town shall, irrespective of the results of the votes in answer to subdivisions A, B, C, and D, be taken to authorize for the two calendar years next succeeding the sale in said town of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants having (1) a seating capacity of not less than one hundred persons, (2) a minimum dining room area primarily used for the serving and consumption o food of not less than twelve hundred square feet, and (3) a kitchen area for the preparation and cooking of food of not less than five hundred square feet; provided, however, (1) that such alcoholi- beverages shall be sold and served only to persons seated at tables or in booths located in said dining area, and (2) that no such alcoholic beverages shall be sold or served to persons seated or ; standing at any bar or counter or seated or standing in a lounge or other area primarily used for the serving and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Said licenses shall be subject, however to all other provisions of said chapter one hundred and thirty eight. Request of Rocco V. DePasquale et al, Motion by Mr. Courtney. The Moderator asked Mr. Courtney if the motion followed the article exactly. Thi answer being yes, Mr. Callan dispensed with the reading of the motion. Finance Committee disapproved thii article . Mr. Courtney offered an amendment: "I move to amend the main motion made pursuant to Article 83 by adding; the following sentence at the end of the final paragraph of Section 1;- 'Notwithstanding any other provis of law, the number of licenses which may be issued by the local licensing authority in accordance with thi section and in force and effect at any time during any license year shall not exceed in the aggregate one: license for each population unit of ten thousand or a major fraction thereof, provided, however, that the' total number of licenses which may be granted in accordance with this section shall not exceed three lices After some debate, Mr. Enos moved the question. Vote was unanimous. Vote on the amendment: Yes-290 No-.' Voted. Vote on the main motion as amended: Yes-210 No-219 Lost. 108 > ;ICLE 84. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map of the Town of Wilmington by ■ ing to rezone from existing Single, Residence A. and Neighborhood Business Districts to Limited Office and I el District, the following described parcel of land, to wit: - Being the land designated as Lots 53, 53A, 54, 55, 55A and 53B on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., dated December 30, 1969, Dana F. Perkins and Sons, Inc., Civil Engineers and Surveyors, Reading-Lowell, Mass.", being further bounded and described as follows: WESTERLY by land now or formerly of Johnsons Realty Trust shown as Lot 52 of the aforesaid plan, 166 feet more or less: NORTHWESTERLY by land now or formerly of Johnsons Realty Trust shown as Lot 51 on the I aforesaid plan, 289.15 feet more or less; NORTHERLY by said land now or formerly of Johnsons Realty ! Trust shown as Lot 51 of the aforesaid plan, 581.59 feet more or less; EASTERLY by Interstate Route 93, 520.04 feet more or less; SOUTHERLY by Lowell Street Park, in two courses, respectively of 128.17 feet more or less and 32 feet more or less; SOUTHERLY by Lowell Street Park and Lowell Street, 653.83 feet more or less. Iitaining 7.8 acres of land more or less, or do anything in relation thereto. By Petition. t;ion by Mr. Joseph Courtney moved to pass over Article 84 and take no action. So voted. Since Articles II and 85 were tied in together the meeting voted to take up article 85 first. riCLE 85. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law of the Town of Wilmington as to provide : Limited Office and Motel Districts and to regulate the same by adding the following sections and pro- sions to the aforesaid Zoning By-Law, or do anything in relation thereto: I. To add to Section I, Subsection 1-2, paragraph A, thereof under the caption "ESTABLISHMENT AND ;ation of districts', the following new district: 8. Limited Office and Motel District (LOM)" II. To add to Section III, thereof, under the caption "USE REGULATIONS" the following new section: "III-6 USES IN LIMITED OFFICE AND MOTEL DISTRICTS A. In a limited Office and Mqtel District, the following uses are hereby permitted: 1. Business and professional offices, including bank offices. 2. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food and beverages. 3. Showroom, provided that storage is limited to floor samples. 4. Drugstore, dry goods shop, florist shop, gift shop, wearing apparel shop, involving the sale of unused merchandise at retail. 5. Barber or beauty shop, drycleaning shop, shop for custom work by dresmaker or tailor, or similar consumer service or personal service establishment. 6. Buildings and uses accessory to office buildings, motels and hotels and uses authorized in a Limited Office and Motel District. 7. General advertising sign of a non-flashing type, provided that no such sign shall be located within a required yard area, and that the total area of all such signs does not exceed one (1) square foot for each linear foot of frontage of the principal public way that constitutes the property line of the premises on which the sign is located. 8. Hotel, Motel subject to the following conditions which shall apply to motels only: a. For the purpose of this by-law, a motel shall be defined as a structure or structures containing sleeping rooms or one or more rooms attached to each other, and intended to be rented for brief periods of time for the accomodation of travelers or tourists, with a public restaurant as an accessory use attached. b. The minimum lot size shall be 120,000 square feet, having a minimum frontage of 300 feet along a public way of the Town. The gross ground floor area of all buildings, including covered walkways and carports, shall not exceed forty (40) per cent of the gross area of the lot; and shall connect with a municipal sanitary sewer. c. Any structure used for said purpose shall not exceed five (5) stories or forty-five (45) feet in height, but shall be constructed in accordance with the standards specified in the Town Building By-Law in Division No. 2 DEFINITIONS for "First-Class Building". The living floor area shall be no less than 20,000 square feet and shall include no less than fifty (50) sleeping units and public restaurant with a seating capacity of not less than one hundred (100) persons. No sleeping room shall be located below the mean finished grade of the ground adjoin- ing the building, and no sleeping units shall contain cooking facilities. d. Front Yard - No motel shall be permitted within fifty (50) feet of the sideline of each street on which the lot abuts; Side Yard - There shall be provided side yards of not less than fifty (50) feet in width, which may include a driveway and off-street parking areas; Rear Yard There shall be provided a rear yard of not less than fifty (50) feet; with the exception that 109 ARTICLE 85. (continued) no said structure shall be built within one hundred and fifty (150) feet of any dwelling whi cl is in existence, or under construction, at the time of construction of the aforementioned use; e. Accessory uses shall include, but not be limited to: restaurant, function rooms, news '<■' stands, cigar stores, drug stores, barber or beauty shops, and gift shops which may be conducl for the convenience of the occupants of the motel, provided there is no entrance to such plac« of business except from the inside of the building, and further provided there shall be no , exterior advertising display sign for such accessory uses except on the sign which advertises j*' the principal uses of the lot. i f. There shall be parking space for automobiles provided on the lot sufficient to furnish one' reasonably accessible automobile space, exclusive of circulation area, for each guest sleepinji room in the building (s), plus parking spaces as provided for in Schedule IV-3 Off-Street Pari] of this by-law for a restaurant and meeting rooms on the premises. i B. Except as otherwise provided, in a Limited Office and Motel District, the provisions of Sectic Subsection V-1, applicable to General Business District shall apply to a Limited Office and Motel District; provided, however, that any structure used for an office building shall not exceed five stories or forty-five (45) feet in height. By Petition. Motion by Mr. Courtney - since the motion follows article, Mr. Courtney had permission not to read it. Finance Committee disapproved the article. The Planning Board reported disapproval. Vote taken by stand ing Yes - 78 No- 218. Motion lost. ARTICLE 86. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone from Single Residence A. District to Limited Garden Apartment District, the following de cribed parcel of land, to wit: Being the land now or formerly of Johnsons Realty Trust, designated as Lot 51 on a plan entitled "PI of Land in Wilmington, Mass., dated December 30, 1969, Dana F. Perkins and Sons, Inc., Civil Enginee and Surveyors, Reading-Lowell, Mass." being further bounded and described as follows: WESTERLY by West Street, 565 feet more or less; SOUTHERLY by land now or formerly of Johnsons Realty Trust, 262 feet more or less; SOUTHEASTERLY by land now or formerly of Johnsons Realty Trust, 289.15 feet more or less; SOUTHERLY by land now or formerly of Minot and Ruth Anderson, 581.59 feet more or less; EASTERLY BY Interstate Route 93, 605 feet more or less; NORTHEASTERLY by land now or formerly of the Boston and Maine Railroad, 195 feet, more or less; NORTHERLY BY land now or formerly of Francis J. and Mary T. Ouellette, 45 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Alfred and Louise S. Ouellette, 77 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Wallace J. and Emma J. Williamson, 72 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Donald Jr. and Doris J. Milton, 72 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Dorothy A. Burke, 76 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of John and Marie Connolly, 50 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Robert F. and Barbara Doucette 100 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of George E. and Katherine E. Reynolds, 114 feet mor^ or less; and land now or formerly of George B. Long and Kenneth C. Latham, 63 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Harry G. and Annie Moore, 76 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Richard D. Dearing, 101 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Jack P. and Helen E. Moore by two courses, respectively of 26 feet more or less and 78 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Francis X. and Doris E. Schultz, 126 feet more or less; and land now or formerly of Charles W. an( Nancy A. Vokey, 95 feet more or less. Containing 14.4 acres more or less, or to do anything in relation thereto. By Petition. Motion by Mr. Joseph F. Courtney that we pass over Article #86 and take no action. So voted. ARTICLE 87. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map by voting to rezone fj Single Residence A. District to Neighborhood Business District the parcel of land described as follows: "The land situated in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and being shown as Lot 5-C'on Plan of Wilmington, drawn for James L. McLaughlin and Mary S. McLaughlin dated March 14, 1960 and recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 93, Plan 5, bounded North- easterly by Shawsheen Avenue, 87.67 feet; Northerly by a curved line marking the intersection of Shawsheen Avenue and Hopkins Street, 45.34 feet; Northwesterly by Hopkins Street, 166.65 feet; Southwesterly by lot 6 as shown on said plan, 113.45 feet; Southeasterly by Lot 5-B on said plan, 196.45; containing 20,585 square feet of land, more or less; or do anything else in relation thereto. Request of J. Louis Theriault et al. 110 [CLE 87. (continued) .on by Mr. John W. McCann that the town vote to adopt the above Article 87 as laid out in said article, fining Board disapproved. Finance Committee disapproved. After some debate the vote was taken by standing - 222 No - 48 Motion so voted. Carl Backman, Jr. moved to adjourn the meeting. Voted to adjourn. Time of adjournment: 11:55 p.m. re were six hundred forty-eight (648) voters checked in at this meeting. 5st; BY TAXATION BY TRANSFER (Mrs.)Esther L. Russell Town Clerk $6,418,125.74 196,661.95 STATE PRIMARY - WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM, CHURCH STREET - September 15, 1970 sither of the Constables of the Town of Wilmington: ETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of i town who are qualified to vote in Primaries to meet in the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, Tuesday Fifteenth Day of September, 1970 at 10:00 a.m., for the following purposes: bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the Nomination of Candidates of Political Parties for the lowing offices: Senator in Congress Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General Secretary of the Commonwealth Treasurer and Receiver-General Auditor of the Commonwealth Representative in Congress Counci 1 lor Senator One Representative in General Court District Attorney Clerk of Courts Register of Deeds One County Commissioner One Sheriff For this Commonwealth For this Commonwealth For this Commonwealth For this Commonwealth For this Commonwealth For this Commonwealth For this Commonwealth Fifth Congressional District Sixth Councillor District Seventh Senatorial District Twenty-fifth Representative District Northern District Middlesex County Middlesex Northern District Middlesex County Middlesex County ■eof fail not and make return of this warrant with your doings thereon at the time and place of said meet- Ill Given under our hands this twenty-fourth day of August A.D. , 1970. S/Bruce MacDonald S /James R. Miceli S/ James F. Banda S/Wavie M. Drew S/Carl A. Backman, Jr. CONSTABLE'S RETURN OF SERVICE Selectmen of the Town of Wilmington September 4, 1970 Middlesex, ss. Wilmington, Massachusetts I this day posted five attested copies of the within Warrant at the following locations: Town Hall Bulletfi Board, Town Library, U. S. Post Office, Fire Station and Police Station, all in said Wilmington. S/A. John Imbimbo Attest : (Mrs.) Esther L. Russell Town Clerk All the ballots given in therefor were sorted, counted. a Q hv 1 fiU directed, and were for the following persons, namely; DEMOCRATIC PARTY RFPIIRT TCAN PARTY Senator in Congress •J c lid L. I./ 1. X xL COO Edward M. Kennedy 1475 Tn Q 1 h A ^ 1 1 1 H 1 n o" 228 Others 1 .Tohn .T- MoCaT"t"hv 245 Blanks 450 27 1926 juyj Governor Governor Maurice A, Donahue 479 Francis W. Sargent 452 Francis X. Bellotti 505 Blanks 48 Kenneth P. 0' Donne 11 186 500 Kevin H. White 704 Blanks 52 1926 Lieutenant Governor Lieutenant Governor Michael S. Dukakis 729 Donald R. Dwight 412 Rocco J. Antonelli 276 Blanks 88 John J. Craven, Jr. 116 500 Kathleen T. Ryan Dacey 160 James S. McCormack 512 Blanks 133 1926 Attorney General Attorney General Robert H. Quinn 1598 Donald L. Conn 413 Blanks 328 Blanks 87 1926 500 Secretary Secretary John F. X. Davoren 1525 Mary B. Newman 395 Blanks 401 Blanks 105 1926 500 Treasurer Treasurer Robert Q. Crane 1548 Frederick D. Hannon 395 Blanks 378 Blanks 105 1926 500 Audi tor Auditor Thaddeus Buczko 1565 Frank P. Bucci 405 Blanks 361 Blanks 95 1926 500 112 DEMOCRATIC PARTY REPUBLICAN PARTY i ^ressman (Fifth District) chard Williams anks icillor (Sixth District) , Edward Bradley lomas Robbat Lanks itor (Seventh Middlesex District) lilip N. Bredesen lanks esentative in General Court Jenty-fifth Middlesex District) red F. Cain . John Imbimbo :hers lanks :rict Attorney (Northern District) Dhn J. Droney lanks I rk of Courts (Middlesex County) dward J, Sullivan harles L. Buckley lanks ister of Deeds iddlesex Northern District) rederick J, Finnegan thers lanks inty Commissioner iddlesex County) lohn L. Danehy ngelo Giangregorio arren D. Pierce, Jr. ohn D. Pirelli eith H. Weston lanks riff (Middlesex County-vacancy) ohn F. Dever, Jr. rthur R. Fitzpatrick ,eonard M. Frisoli I'alter J. Sullivan lanks 1457 469 1926 1131 427 368 1926 1400 526 1926 1012 857 4 53 1926 1518 408 1926 1080 635 211 1926 1465 1 460 1926 730 112 462 88 247 287 1926 898 141 313 472 102 1926 Congressman (Fifth District) F, Bradford Morse Blanks Councillor (Sixth District) None Blanks Senator (Seventh Middlesex District) Ronald C. MacKenzie Blanks Representative in General Court (Twenty-fifth Middlesex District) James R. Mi cell Others Blanks District Attorney (Northern District) None Blanks Clerk of Courts (Middlesex County) None Blanks Register of Deeds (Middlesex Northern District) None Blanks County Commissioner Middlesex County) None Blanks 455 45 500 500 500 436 64 500 411 2 87 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 Sheriff (Middlesex County-vacancy) John J. Buckley Blanks 412 500 polls closed at 8:00 p.m. re were Two thousand four hundred twenty-six (2,426) ballots cast. The Warden read the results of the wass of votes at 1:30 a.m. :est: (Mrs.) Esther L. Russell Town Clerk 113 STATE ELECTION - WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM, CHURCH STREET - November 3, 1970 To either of the Constables of the Town of Wilmington: GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws c; said Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified by law to vote Co meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium on Tuesday, the Third Day of November next at 5:45 o'clc: in the forenoon, the polls to be open at 6:00 a.m., and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m. for the election of t following: - Senator in Congress: Governor and Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Secretary; Treasurer Auditor; Representative in Congress; Councillor; Senator; Representative in General Court (1) District Att Northern District; Clerk of Courts; Register of Deeds; County Commissioner (1) County Sheriff (to fill vacancy); and vote YES or NO on the following questions: QUESTION NO. 1. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was appro\ by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, received 155 votes in the affirmative and 98 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14, 1969, received 147 votes in the affirmative and 119 in the negative? YES NO SUMMARY The proposed amendment to the Constitution authorizes the Legislature to classify real property accor ing to uses, and authorizes the assessment, rating and taxation of real property at different rates in the different classes so established, but proportionately in the same class. The amendment further authorizes the granting of reasonable exemptions and abatements. QUESTION NO. 2. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was approv by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 237 votes in th affirmative and in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14, 1969, received votes in the affirmative and 4 in the negative. YES NO SUMMARY The proposed amendment to the Constitution abolishes the requirement that in order to vote in a state elec a person must have resided within the Commonwealth one year. If amended, the Constitution would require o that a voter have resided six months in the town or district in which he claims a right to vote. QUESTION NO. 3. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was approv by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 142 votes in th affirmative and 102 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14, 1969, receive 222 votes in the affirmative and 49 in the negative? YES NO SUMMARY The proposed amendment to the Constitution reduces the minimum age for voting in a state election fro twenty-one to nineteen. QUESTION NO. 4. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was approve by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, received 181 votes in the affirmative and 66 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 15, 1969, received: 208 votes in the affirmative and 54 in the negative. YES NO SUMMARY The proposed amendment to the Constitution amends the existing constitutional provisions which direct division of the Commonwealth into 240 representative districts and 40 senatorial districts. It provides f( a census of the inhabitants of each city and town in the Commonwealth in the year 1971 and in every tenth ; thereafter. The census in 1971 is to be the basis for determining the representative and senatorial distr: for the ten-year period beginning January 1, 1975. Each subsequent census shall be the basis for determin: the districts for each ten-year period beginning the fourth January following each census, so that the cen; in 1981 will determine the districts as of January 1985. 114 The amendment provides that the house of representatives shall consist of two hundred and forty members the senate of forty members. In its first regular session following each census, the Legislature shall ide the Commonwealth into two hundred and forty representative districts of contiguous territory and forty itorial districts also of contiguous territory. Each representative district shall contain, as nearly as be, an equal number of inhabitants according to the census. Each senatorial district shall also contain learly as may be an equal number of inhabitants according to the census. A representative district shall unite two or more counties, towns, or cities or parts thereof, or a city and a town, or parts thereof, in district unless the same is unavoidable. Further, no town of less thwn six thousand inhabitants shall be Ided in forming representative districts. It is also provided that the County of Dukes County and :ucket County shall each be a representative district, notwithstanding the foregoing. The senatorial dis- Dts, each of which shall elect one Senator, fehall be formed without uniting two counties or parts of two or 2 counties, unless the same is unavoidable. Each representative shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen at least one year im- Lately preceding his election, and each senator shall be an inhabitant of the district for which he is sen at the time of his election and shall have been an inhabitant of the Commonwealth for at least five rs immediately preceding his election. Any representative or senator who ceases to be an inhabitant of the Tionwealth shall cease to represent his district. The amendment also provides that the Legislature (1) may by law limit the time within which judicial pro- dings may be instituted calling in question any such division and (2) shall prescribe by law the manner of ling and conducting elections for the choice of representatives and of ascertaining their election. Finally, the amendment annuls the existing constitutional provisions with respect to apportionment of resentative and senatorial districts, although those provisions will remain in effect until January 1, 1975. 3TI0N NO. 5. MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION Which one of the following do you prefer with reference to the future course of action by the United tes in Vietnam? To vote on this question mark a cross (X) in the square at the right of the subdivision prefer. DO NOT VOTE FOR MORE THAN ONE. A. Win a military victory. B. Withdraw our armed forces in accordance with a planned schedule. C. Withdraw all our armed forces immediately. STION NO. 6. A. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, , malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)? YES NO B. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of wines and malt beverages (wines and r, ale and all other malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)? YES NO C. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of all alcoholic beverages in packages, called, not to be drunk on the premises? YES NO D. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale of all alcoholic beverages by hotels having a ing room capacity of not less than ninety-nine persons and lodging capacity of not less than^g^fty rooms': NO eof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, or a certified copy thereof, with your doings thereon, the Town Clerk, as soon as may be and before said meeting. EN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL OF SAID TOWN this 19th day of October, A. D., One Thousand Nine Hundred and lenty. s/Wavie M. Drew Board s /James F. Banda of s/Carl A. Backman, Jr. Selectmen irue copy: est: (Mrs.) Esther L. Russell Town Clerk Wilmington, Massachusetts :? 115 CONSTABLES' RETURN OF SERVICE Middlesex, ss. Wilmington, Massachusetts October 20, 1 In accordance with the By-Laws of the Town of Wilmington, I this day posted five true and attested copies the within Warrant for State Election, at the followin'g locations: Town Hall Bulletin Board, Town Librar Police Station, Fire Station and the U. S. Post Office, all in said Wilmington. Attest ; s/A. John Imbimbo Constable of Wilmington The polls were opened at 6:00 a.m. and were closed at 8:00 p.m. The results of the election were read at 4:30 a.m. 11/4/70. There were five thousand nine hundred and nine (5909) ballots cast. All the ballots given in therefor were sorted, counted, recorded and declaration thereof made, as by law directed, and were for the following persons, namely: SENATOR IN CONGRESS GOVERNOR Edward M. Kennedy, Three thousand five hundred fifty-one Josiah A. Spaulding, Two thousand two hundred one Lawrence Gilfedder, Nine Mark R. Shaw, Sixteen Others, Two Francis W. Sargent, Three thousand four hundred six Kevin H. White, Two thousand ninety-nine Henning A. Blomen, Six John Charles Hedges, Two Blanks, Three hundred ninety-six LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR Dona^ld R. Dwight, Three thousand four hundred six Michael S. Dukakis, Two thousand ninety-nine Albert E. Bates, Six Francis A. Votano, Three Blanks, Three hundred ninety-five ATTORNEY GENERAL Donald L. Conn, Two thousand two hundred sixty-five Robert H. Quinn, Three thousand four hundred fifty-nine Willy N. Hogseth, Thirty-five Blanks, One hundred fifty SECRETARY John F. X. Davoren, Three thousand one hundred twenty-seven Mary B, Newman, Two thousand five hundred forty- four Murvin A. Becker, Thirty-five Edgar F. Gaudet, Thirty-three Blanks, One hundred seventy TREASURER Robert Q. Crane, Three thousand eight hundred eighteen Frederick D. Hannon, One thousand seven hundred seventy-two John B. Lauder, Fifteen Roy K. Nelson, Thirty-five Others, Two Blanks, Two hundred sixty-seven 3551 2201 9 16 130 5909 3406 2099 6 2 396 5909 3406 2099 6 3 395 5909 2265 3459 35 150 5909 3127 2544 35 33 170 5909 3818 1772 15 35 2 267 5909 116 TOR Thaddeus Buczko, Three thousand eight hundred seventy-five Frank P. Bucci , One thousand six Raymond J. Gray, Thirty Roger I. Williams, Forty-eight Blanks, Two hundred fifty JRESSMAN Fifth District F. Bradford Morse, Three thousand seven hundred sixty-eight Richard Williams, One thousand nine hundred ninety-eight Blanks, One hundred forty-three ICILLOR - Sixth District TOR G. Edward Bradley, Four thousand two hundred thirty-five Others, Four Blanks, One thousand six hundred seventy Seventh Middlesex District Ronald C. MacKenzie, Three thousand seven hundred three Philip N. Bredesen, Two thousand twelve Blanks, One hundred ninety-four lESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT - Twenty-fifth Middlesex District Fred F. Cain, Three thousand one hundred seventy-three James R. Mi cell, Two thousand six hundred thirty-eight Others, Seven Blanks, Ninety-one CRICT ATTORNEY - Northern District John J. Droney, Four thousand four hundred ninety-three Others, Four Blanks, One thousand four hundred twelve ■ m OF COURTS - Middlesex County Edward J. Sullivan, Four thousand three hundred seventy Blanks, One thousand five hundred thirty-seven Others [S TER OF DEEDS - Middlesex Northern District Frederick J.Finnegan, Four thousand two hundred seventy-seven Others, Two Blanks, One thousand six hundred thirty MTY COMMISSIONER - Middlesex County John L. Danehy, Four thousand one hundred sixty-three Others, Three Blanks, One thousand seven hundred forty-three RIFF - Middlesex County (to fill vacancy) John J. Buckley, Two thousand eight hundred ninety-three John F. Dever, Jr., Two thousand seven hundred sixty-nine Blanks, Two hundred forty-seven 3875 1706 30 48 250 5909 3768 1998 143 5909 4235 4 1670 5909 3703 2012 194 5909 3173 2638 7 91^ 5909 4493 4 1412 5909 4370 1537 2_ 5909 4277 2 1630 5909 4163 3 1743 5909 2893 2769 247 5909 S TION #1 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, whic the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, received 155 v irmative and 98 in the negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14, 19 votes in the affirmative and 119 in the negative? (See summary in Warrant) 1640 . 3542 727 Yes No Blanks 5909 117 QUESTION #2 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was appro by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 237 votes in t affirmative and in the negative, 262 votes in the affirmative and 4 Yes No Blanks and in a joint session of the two branches held May 14, in the negative? (See summary in Warrant) 1969, received 3963 1282 664 5909 QUESTION #3 Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the constitution summarized below, which was appro by the General Court in a joint session of the two branches held October 9, 1967, received 142 votes in t affirmative and 102 in the negative, and in a joint session of the 222 votes in the affirmative and 49 in the negative? (See summary Yes No Blanks QUESTION #4 Do you approve the by the General Court in affirmative and 66 in the negative, 208 votes in the affirmative and 54 Yes No Blanks adoption of an amendment to the Constitution summarized a joint session of the two branches held July 15, 1968, two branches held May 14, 1969, receiV' in Warrant) 3045 2251 613 5909 below, which was approvedi received 181 votes in the' and in a joint session of the two branches held May 15, 1969, receivei in the negative? (See summary in Warrant) 2629 1964 1316 5909 QUESTION #5 Which one of the following do you prefer with reference to the future course of action by the States in Vietnam? (Vote for one) A. Win a military victory 775 B. Withdraw our armed forces in accordance with a planned schedule 2909 C. Withdraw all our armed forces immediately 1848 Blanks 377 5909 QUESTION #6 A. Shall beverages Yes No Blanks B. Shall beverages Yes No Blanks C. Shall beverages Yes No Blanks licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of all alcoholic (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, wines and all other alcoholic beverages)? licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein of wines and malt (wines and beer, ale and all other malt beverages)? licenses be granted in this in packages, so called, not town for the sale therein of all alcoholic to be drunk on the premises? D. Shall licenses be granted in this town for by hotels having a dining room capacity of not lodging capacity of not less than fifty rooms? Yes No Blanks the sale of all alcoholic beverages less than ninety-nine persons and 2399 2830 680 5909 2423 2555 ■931 5909 4447 929 533 5909 3052 2158 699 5909 118 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - November 21, 1970 W I TH ACTION TAKEN THEREON Either of the Constables of the Town of Wilmington: ETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner prescribed in the By-Laws of i Town, you are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town qualified to vote in Town airs to meet and assemble at the High School Gymnasium on Saturday, the twenty-first day of November 1970 1:00 p.m. to consider and act on the following Articles: ICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to participate in a Regional Drug Abuse Control Program in conjunc- n with the City of Lowell and other Greater Lowell towns and in connection thereto, to see if the Town 1 vote to raise and appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds a sum of money to be used for s purpose and said sum to be administered under the Drug Committee voted at the Adjourned Annual Town ting on March 21, 1970, or do anything in relation thereto. ion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald: "I move that the Town vote to participate in a Regional Drug Abuse Control gram in conjunction with the City of Lowell and other Greater Lowell towns, and that the Town vote to iropriate the sum of $8,200 by transferring Three Thousand One Hundred and Eighty-five Dollars and Forty- e cents (3,185.45) from Account #961 - Additional Employees Public Buildings; by transferring Two Thousand e Hundred and Fifty Dollars (2,550.00) from Account #963 - Additional Employees Highway; by transferring Thousand Two Hundred and Seventy-four Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2,274.50) from Account y^964 - Additional loyees Police; by transferring One Hundred and Ninety Dollars and Five Cents ($190.05) from Account #920 in Report; to be used for this purpose and administered under the Drug Committee voted at the Adjourned ual Town Meeting on March 21, 1970." Finance Committee approved $8,200. indment by Mr. Christian G, Bachman: "I move to amend the motion by adding after March 21, 1970, the words lovided such participation shall be on a yearly basis and may be terminated at any time after the first r without penalty'." Amendment voted unanimously. Main motion as amended voted unanimously. ICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring following described parcel of land for the construction of a public school or schools thereon and to de- mine how said appropriation shall be raised whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by rowing or otherwise and further to see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take eminent domain or receive as a gift for said purposes, a certain parcel of land located on Burlington inue being shown as Lot B on "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass. September 17, 1970, Dana F. Perkins & Sons, ., Surveyors", said parcel being bounded and described as follows: Southwesterly - by Burlington Avenue, sixty and 46/100 (60.46 feet; Southeasterly - by land now or formerly of Nelson F. and Virginia Huntley, one hundred twenty-one and 20/100 (121.20) feet; Southerly - still by land now or formerly of Nelson F. and Virginia Huntley by two distances measuring respectively. Eighty-one and 73/100 (81.73) feet and thirty-eight and 97/100 (38.97) feet; Southerly - by land now or formerly of George and Frances Keough, fifty-six and 95/100 (56.95) feet, thirty-two and 01/100 (32.01) feet, and forty and 02/100 (40.02) feet; Southeasterly - still by land of George and Frances Keough, forty-four and 85/100 (44.85) feet; Southeasterly, Easterly and Northeasterly - by land of the Wilmington Housing Authority, by several distances measuring respectively, forty-six and 92/100 (46.92) feet, thirty-five and 88/100 (35.88) feet, twenty-eight and 32/100 (28.32) feet, one hundred ninety-one and 69/100 (191.69) feet, one hundred sixty-three and 77/100 (163.77) feet, one hundred seventy-nine and 86/100 (179.86) feet, thirty-two and 41/100 (32.41) feet, twenty-three and 30/100 (23.30) feet; Northeasterly - by land of the Wilmington Housing Authority and by John A. White, Jr. and Elizabeth Huntley, eighty-six and 84/100 (86.84) feet; Northeasterly and southeasterly - by land of John A. White, Jr. and Elizabeth Huntley, seventy- five and 90/100 (75.90) feet, ninety-seven and 28/100 (97.28) feet, four hundred and 11/100 (400.11) feet and seventy-nine and 19/100 (79.19) feet; Easterly - by Oak Court and land of Norman H. and Eleanor N. Johnson, seventy-five and 73/100 (75.73) feet; Northeasterly - still by land of Norman H. and Eleanor N. Johnson by several distances measuring respectively, forty-two and 70/100 (42.70) feet and fifty-one and 89/100 (51.89) feet; Southeasterly - by land of Francis W. and Amy T. Lake, Beech Court, Joseph F. and Mary Forbes, Joseph A. and Jennie A. Fagone and Tower Realty Tr., by several distances measuring respectively; one hundred twenty-three and 04/100 (123.04) feet, eighty and 13/100 (80.13) feet, one hundred 119 I( il ARTICLE 2. (continued) fl thirty-five 72/100 (135.72) feet, one hundred thirty-eight and 70/100 (138.70) feet, ninety-six and 31/100 (96.31) feet, eighty-one and 99/100 (81.99) feet, fifty and 75/100 (50.75) feet; Northeasterly - by Ivy Court, by land of George E. Gates, Margaret C. Arditto, Elizabeth T. Fritsch, Birch Road and by other land of the Town of Wilmington, by several distances, measuring respectively, one hundred seventy-two and 18/100 (172.18) feet, one hundred fourteen and 54/100 (114.54) feet, thirty-nine and 42/100 (39.42) feet, one hundred ninety-one and 65/100 (191.65 feet, one hundred forty-seven and 95/100 (147.95) feet, eighty-four and 65/100 (84.65) feet, forty-six and 70/100 (46.70) feet, eighty and 31/100 (80.31) feet, one hundred thirty-four and 58/100 (134.58) feet, one hundred fifty-one and 18/100 (151.18) feet, one hundred twenty-two and 64/100 (122.64) feet; Northwesterly - by land of the Town of Wilmington by several distances measuring respectively, two hundred seven and 49/100 (207.49) feet, one hundred ninety and 36/100 (190.36) feet, one hundred thirty-four and 19/100 (134.19) feet, one hundred eighty-two and 05/100 (182.05) feet, fifty-eight and 22/100 (58.22) feet, forty-three and 20/100 (43.20) feet, one hundred twenty and 78/100 (120.78) feet, and one hundred sixty-eight and 35/100 (168.35) feet; Westerly and Southwesterly - by land of Peter Addrisi and Paul F. and Charlotte A. Minghalla by several distances measuring respectively, twenty-four and 79/100 (24.79) feet, twenty-three and 06/100 (23.06) feet, fifty-one and 22/100 (51.22) feet, thirty-six and 91/100 (36.91) feet, one hundred two and 15/100 (102,15) feet, sixty-three and 31/100 (63.31) feet and sixty-nine and 59/100 (69.59) feet; Northerly - still by land of Paul F. and Charlotte A. Minghalla, by several distances measuring re- spectively, eighty-six and 45/100 (86.45) feet, sixty-nine and 62/100 (69.62) feet and seventy-three and 56/100 (73.56) feet; Westerly - by land of Heinz W. and Claire T. H. Stemmler, ninety and 73/100 (90.73) feet; Southwesterly - by land of Leslie H. and Ethel A. Carlton and Leonard, John F. and Margaret Coyne, one hundred seventy-seven and 48/100 (177.48) feet; Southeasterly - by land of Victor A. and Patricia DuBois, Jr., Fifty-one and 29/100 (51.29) feet; Southerly - still by land of Victor A. and Patricia DuBois, Jr., sixty-four and 82/100 (64.82) feet; Southwesterly - still by land of Victor A. and Patricia DuBois, Jr., one hundred twenty-five (125) feet and fourteen and 21/100 (14.21) feet; Southerly - by land of Anthony E. and Irene Valente, one hundred twenty-four and 89/100 (123.89 feet ; Westerly - still by land of Anthony E. and Irene Valente, one hundred eighty-one and 47/100 (181.47) feet ; Southerly, by Burlington Avenue by several distances measuring respectively, thirty-nine and 69/100 (39.69) feet, one hundred eleven and 08/100 (111.08) feet and twenty-five (25) feet; Southeasterly - by Lot A, one hundred fifty-five (155) feet; Southerly - still by Lot A, ninety (90) feet; Easterly - still by Lot A, one hundred eighty-two (182) feet; Southerly - still by Lot A, by several distances measuring respectively, forty-eight and 71/100 (48.71) feet, one hundred fifty-four and 46/100 (154.46) feet and one hundred eighty-nine and 59/100 (189.59) feet; Northwesterly - still by Lot A, two hundred and 85/100 (200.85) feet; Northerly - still by Lot A, thirty-seven and 23/100 (37.23) feet; Northwesterly - still by Lot A, one hundred twenty-five and 56/100 (125.56) feet; Southwesterly - by Burlington Avenue by several distances measuring respectively, forty-six and 24/100 feet, sixty-two and 49/100 (62.49) feet and one hundred forty-one and 40/100 (141.40) feet; Southeasterly - by land of Anthony J. DelTorto, one hundred seventy-three and 41/100 (173.41)feet; Southerly - by land of Anthony J. DelTorto and Walter H. and Barbara Ann Pierce, Three hundred thirty— i] five and 93/100 (335.93) feet; Southwesterly - still by land of Walter H, (149.11) feet; Northwesterly - still by land of Walter H. t and Barbara Ann Pierce, one hundred forty-nine and 11/100 and Barbara Ann Pierce, two hundred and thirty 0230) feet. Said Lot B contains 54.28 acres, more or less; or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Mr. Arnold F. Lanni : "I move that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $130,000 for the purpoi of acquiring the following described parcel of land for the construction of a public school or schools thereon and to meet said appropriation that the sum of Three Thousand and Nine Hundred Dollars ($3,900.00) transferred from Account #960 - 1970 Salary Adjustments and Additional Costs, and the treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen be and hereby is authorized to borrow a sum or sums in the amount of $126,100,001 and to issue bonds or notes therefor as authorized by Chapter 44, and further that the Town vote to author the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain or receive as a gift for said purposes a certain parcel ■ land located on Burlington Avenue being shown as Lot B on "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass., September 17 120 LITER 2. (continued) I , Dana F. Perkins & Sons, Inc., Surveyors", said parcel being bounded and described as follows: - gaining portion of motion is exactly described in article above. There being no objections the descrip- I of the land was dispensed with.) The Finance Committee disapproved this motion. After more than one i\j of discussion, the question was called for. Yes - 375 No - 45 Motion carries. I >■': on main motion: Yes - 123 No - 359 Motion lost. L'j CLE 3. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money for preparing preliminary .!is and cost estimates for the construction of a new high school and determine how the appropriation shall aised, whether by taxation, by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise and to authorize iij instruct the Permanent Building Committee to enter into contracts and do all things that are necessary or K dental for preparing preliminary plans and cost estimates and to instruct the Permanent Building uiittee to report the results to an annual or special Town Meeting as soon as it is practical, or do any- i ig in relation thereto. I on by Mr. John Brooks: "I move to pass over this article and take no action thereon." Motion laimous and so declared by the Moderator. :r Article #3 was dispensed with a voter called for reconsideration of Article #2. Standing vote taken: ! - 39 No - 276 Lost. I'.CLE 4. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds or sorrowing or otherwise and appropriate for the use of the Permanent Building Committee for the preparation 'preliminary plans and cost estimates for the construction of an addition to the Police Station on Adelaide :jet or do anything in relation thereto. Request of Chief of Police and the Permanent Building Committee. II. on by Mr. James Banda : "I move that the Town vote to transfer the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) 'a Account #1220 - Purchase Land New Intermediate School, and appropriate for the use of the Permanent i.ding Committee for the preparation of preliminary plans and cost estimates for the construction of an L.tion to the Police Station on Adelaide Street.", The Finance Committee approved the transfer of $1,000. *i taken by voice. Motion carried. :;CLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 1-2 of the Zoning By-Law by the addition of the 'jlowing, or do anything else in relation thereto: 7. High Density Traffic Business Districts (HDTB) ion by Mr. Gillis: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section 1-2 of the Zoning By-Law by the addition the following: 7. High Density Traffic Business Districts (HDTB)." ance Committee approved the motion. The Planning Board filed a report. A lengthy discussion follows. ! Simon Cutter called for the question. Yes - 207 No - 11 Motion carried. More discussion followed, tiding vote taken: Yes - 184 No - 48 Motion carried. ' Vitale asked for reconsideration of Article #5. Withdrew motion. ICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section II Definitions of the Zoning By-Law by the addition the following, or do anything else in relation thereto: 13. Drive-in Restaurant. A restaurant or eating place in which food and/or beverages are served to persons for consumption in automobiles or other vehicles, regardless of whether such service is ex- clusive or in addition to indoor service. ion by Mr. William Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section II Definitions of the Zoning Law by the addition of the following: 13. Drive-in Restaurant. A restaurant or eating place in which food and/or beverages are served to persons for consumption in automobiles or other vehicles, regardless of whether such service is exclusive of or in addition to indoor service." ance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report. Standing vote taken: Yes - 171 No - 3 ion carried. 121 ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section III of the Zoning By-law by the addition of the following, or do anything else in relation thereto: III-5. Uses in High Density Traffic Business Districts A. In a High Density Traffic Business District, the following uses are hereby permitted. 1. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non-alcoholi beverages, provided that no dancing is permitted and no entertainment is furnished. 2. Commercial parking lot or parking garage; filling or service station and any accessory use thereof; salesroom for new automobiles; open lot for parking or sale of new or used automobiles when operated in connection with, and on the same site as, such as salesroom; salesroom for boats, trailers, trucks, farm implements or farm machinery. 3. Indoor amusement or recreation place or place of assembly, provided that the building is so insulated and maintained as to confine noise to the premises. 4. Showroom, provided that storage is limited to floor samples. 5. Any business for the sale of unused merchandise at retail on the premises, including the sale of furniture and other bulk items. 6. Hotel or motel, subject to the following conditions. a. for the purpose of this bylaw, a motel shall be defined as a structure or structures con- taining sleeping rooms of one or more rooms attached to each other, and intended to be rented ; for brief periods of time for the accommodation of travelers or tourists, with a public restaurant as an accessory use attached. b. The minimum lot size shall be 120,000 square feet, having a minimum frontage of 300 feet J along a public way of the Town. The gross ground floor area of all buildings, including covered walkways and carports, shall not exceed forty (40) percent of the gross of the lot; and shall connect with a municipal sanitary sewer. c. Any structure used for said purpose shall not exceed two and one half (2^) stories or t)ii rty-eight (38) feet in height, but shall be constructed in accordance with the standards specified in the Town Building By-law in Division No. 2 DEFINITIONS for 'First Class Building'. ■ The living floor area shall be no less than 20,000 square feet and square fif^et and shall include no less than fifty (50) sleeping units and public restaurant with a seating capacity i of not less than (100) persons. No sleeping room shall be located below the mean finished | grade of the ground adjoining the building, and no sleeping unit shall contain cooking facilities. | d. Front Yard - No motel shall be permitted within one hundred (100) feet of the sideline : of each street on which the lot abuts; Side Yard - There shall be provided side yards of ! not less than fifty (50) feet in width, which may include a driveway; Rear Yard - There ' shall be provided a rear yard of not less than fifty (50) feet; with the exception that no } said structure shall be built within one hundred and fifty (150) feet of any dwelling which j is in existence, or under construction, at the time of construction of the aforementioned | uses . * e. Accessory uses shall include, but not be limited to restaurant, function rooms, news stands, cigar stores, drug stores, barber or beauty shops and gift shops which may be con- Ij ducted for the convenience of the occupants of the motel, provided there is no entrance to | such place of business except from the inside of the building, and further provided, there | shall be no exterior advertising display for such accessory uses except on the sign which advertises the principal use of the lot. f. There shall be parking space for automobiles provided on the lot sufficient to furnish one (1) reasonably accessible automobile space, exclusive of circulation area, for each guest sleeping room in the building(s), plus parking spaces as provided for in Schedule IV-3 Off Street Parking of this By-Law for a restaurant and meeting rooms on the premises. B. In a Kigh Density Traffic Business District, the following uses are permitted as authorized on appf by the Board of Appeals and as specified in Section VIII-2B hereinafter. 1. Repair garage for vehicles in use, excluding junk storage or salvage operations, provided that such use will not interfere with the safety of vehicular and pedestrian movement in the vicinity, and that the building is so insulated and maintained as to confine noise to the premises. a. Open lot for parking or sale of used automobiles not operated in connection with a ' salesroom for new automobiles. 2. Drive-in restaurant or eating place. 122 [CLE 7. (continued) 3. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non-alcoholic beverages . .on by Mr. William Hooper: "I move to amend Section III of the Zoning By-law by the addition of the towing: (Since the motion followed exactly the words in the article above, the moderator, hearing no action, dispensed with further reading of the motion.) The Planning Board filed a report. idment by Mr. William Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section III of the Zoning By-law by addition of the following: •5. Uses in High Density Traffic Business Districts V. In a High Density Traffic Business District, the following uses are hereby permitted: 1. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non-alccholi c beverages, provided that no dancing is permitted and no entertainment is furnished. 2. Commercial parking lot or parking garage; filling or service station and any accessory use thereof . 3. In a High Density Traffic Business District, the following uses are permitted as authorized on appeal by the Board of Appeals and as specified in Section VIII-2B hereinafter. 1. Repair garage for vehicles in use, excluding junk storage or salvage operations-, provided that such use will not interfere with the safety of vehicular and pedestrian movement in the vicinity, and that the building is so insulated and maintained as to confine noise to the premises. a. Open lot for parking or sale of used automobiles not operated in connection with a sales- room for new automobiles. 2. Drive-in restaurant or eating place. I 3. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non-alcoholic beverages which may provide dancing and/or entertainment. idment carried by voice vote. Main motion as am'ended: Standing Yes - 159 No - 12 Carried. ICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section VIII-2 Appeal B. i. of the Zoning By-law by insert- 1 the numerals and letter "III-5 B" immediately following "III-4 B", so that the first sentence reads as lows: or do anything else in relation thereto. i. Authorize uses under Sections III-l B, III - 2 B, III - 3 B, III - 4 B and III - 5 B, as specified therein, after a report thereon from the Town Planning Board. ion by Mr. Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section VIII-2 Appeal B. i. of the Zoning By-law inserting the numerals and letter "III-5 B" immediately following "III-4 B", so that the first sentence Is as follows: i. Authorize uses under Sections III- 1 B, III - 2 B, III - 3 B, III - 4 B, III - 5 B, as specified thereto, after a report thereon from the Town Planning Board." ance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report. Vote taken by standing: Yes - 142 No - 2 2 carried. 'ICLE 9. To see if- the town will vote to amend Section V Height, Area and Yard requirements of the ing By-law by the addition of the following new requirements; or do anything else in relation thereto. District - High Density Traffic Business (HDTB) , Minimum Lot Area for Use Permitted without Appeal - 40,000 sq. ft.; Minimum Lot Area for Use Permitted on Appeal - 40,000 sq. ft.; Minimum Lot Frontage for Use permitted without appeal - 200 ft.; Minimum Lot Frontage for use permitted on Appeal - 200 ft.; Maximum Height - 2^ stories or 38 ft.; Minimum Set-back from Center Line of Street - 60 ft.; Minimum Front Yard Depth - 50 ft.; Minimum width for each Side Yard - 25 ft.; Minimum Rear Yard Depth - 60 ft.; Minimum Lot Depth - 200 ft.; Maximum Lot Coverage for Buildings or Structures - 25%. lion by Mr. Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section V Height, Area and Yard requirements the Zoning By-law by the addition of the following new requirements: Motion identical to Article #9 ve. Finance Committee approved. Planning Board filed a report. ed: Yes-127 No-6 Carried. 123 After Article #9 was dispensed with, Mr. Richard Barry asked that Article #25 be taken out of order. So voted . A quorum was questioned. A count showed 166 voters present. ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money, by taxation, by transf^ of available funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the purchase and installation of a new heating system i; the Highway Garage, or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Mr. Sterling C, Morris: "I move that the Town vote to purchase and install a new heating systei in the Highway Garage, and that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $10,200 by transferring from ii Account #960 - 1970 Salary Adjustments and Additional Costs the sum of $10,200 for this purpose." Financi Committee approved $10,000. Vote was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 10. To see if the town will vote to amend Section III-l. Uses in Rural, Single Residence A and Single Residence B Districts of the Zoning By-law by the deletion of the following: or do anything else it relation thereto. B. 5. Clubhouse, lodge, or other non-profit recreational, social, educational or civic use operated; for members, excluding outdoor use of firearms. i Motion by Mr. MacDonald: "I move to pass over this article and take no action thereon." Vote taken by vo? Chair in doubt. Vote taken by standing: Yes - 137 No - 14 Motion carried. ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section III-2 Uses in Neighborhood Business Districts i the Zoning By-law by the deletion of the following, or do anything else in relation thereto. A. 4. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non- alcoholic beverages, provided that no dancing is permitted and no entertainment is furnished. Motion by Mr. Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section III-2 Uses in Neighborhood Business ] Districts of the Zoning By-law by deletion of the following: ^ A, 4. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non-alcohol: beverages, provided that no dancing is permitted and no entertainment is furnished." Finance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report. Vote taken by voice and it was unanimous; and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section III-3 Uses in General Business Districts of th« Zoning By-law by the deletion of the following or do anything else in relation thereto. A. 3. Hotel, Motel subject to the following conditions, which shall apply to motels only: a. For the purpose of this by-law, a motel shall be defined as a structure or structures con- taining sleeping rooms of one or more rooms attached to each other, and intended to be rented for brief periods of time for the accommodation of travelers or tourists, with a public restaurant as an accessory use attached. b. The minimum lot size shall be 120,000 square feet, having a minimum frontage of 300 feet along a public way of the Town. The gross ground floor area of all buildings, including covered walkways and carports, shall not exceed forty (40) percent of the gross of the lot; ane shall connect with a municipal sanitary sewer. c. Any structure used for said purpose shall not exceed two and one-half (2%) stories or thirty-eight (38) feet in height, but shall be constructed in accordance with the standards specified in the Town Building By-Law in Division No. 2 DEFINITIONS for 'First Class Building . The living floor area shall be no less than 20,000 square feet and shall include no less than fifty (50) sleeping units and public restaurant with a seating capacity of not less than (100) one hundred persons. No sleeping room shall be located below the mean finished grade of the ground adjoining the building, and no sleeping unit shall contain cooking facilities. d. Front Yard - No motel shall be permitted within one hundred (100) feet of the sideline of each street on which the lot abuts; Side Yard - There shall be provided side yards of not less than fifty (50) feet in width, which may include a driveway; Rear Yard - There shall be provided a rear yard of not less than fifty (50) feet; with the exception that no said structure shall be built within one hundred and fifty (150) feet of any dwelling which is in existence, or under construction, at the time of construction of the aforementioned uses. 124 i[CLE 12. (continued) e. Accessory uses shall include, but not be limited to, restaurant, function rooms, news stands, cigar stores, drug stores, barber or beauty shops, and gift shops which may be con- ducted for the convenience of the occupants of the motel, provided there is no entrance to such place of business except from the inside of the building, and further provided, there shall be no exterior advertising display for such accessory uses except on the sign which advertises the principal use of the lot. f. There shall be parking space for automobiles provided on the lot usfficient to furnish I (1) reasonably accessible automobile space, exclusive of circulation area, for each guest sleeping room in the building(s), plus parking spaces as provided for in Schedule IV-3 ! Off-Street Parking of this By-law for a restaurant and meeting rooms on the premises. 5. Any business for the sale of unused merchandise at retail on the premises, including the sale of I furniture and other bulk items. 6. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption on the premises of food or non-alcoholic I beverages. 13. Commercial parking lot or parking garage, filling or service station, salesroom for new auto- mobiles, open: lot for parking or sale of new or used automobiles when operated in connection with, and on the same site as, such a salesroom, salesroom for boats, trailers, trucks, farm implements or farm machinery. 14. Indoor amusement or recreation place or place of assembly provided that the building is so in- sulated and maintained as to confine noise to the premises. 15. Showroom, provided that storage is limited to floor samples. . 3. Repair garage for vehicles in use, excluding junk storage or salvage operations provided that such use will not interfere with the safety of vehicular and pedestrian movement in the vicinity, and that the building is so insulated and maintained as to confine noise to the premises. a. Open lot for parking or sale of used automobiles not operated in connection with a salesroom for new automobiles. ion by Mr. William Hooper: "I move to amend Section III-3 Uses in General Business Districts of the ing By-Law by the deletion of the following: ce the motion followed exactly the wording in Article 12 above further reading was dispensed with, ance Committee approved. Planning board filed a report. ndment by Mr. Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section III-3 Uses in General Business Districts the Zoning By-Law by the deletion of the following: 6. Restaurant or other place for the sale and consumption of the premises of food or non-alcoholic beverages. 13. Commercial parking lot or parking garage, filling or service station, and any accessory use thereof . . 3. Repair garage for vehicles in use, excluding junk storage or salvage operations provided that such use will not interfere with the safety of vehicular and pedestrian movement in the vicinity, and that the building is so insulated and maintain ed as to confine noise to the premises. a. Open lot for parking or sale of used automobiles not operated in connection with a salesroom for new automobiles." vote on the amendment was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. The vote on the Main motion as inded was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section III-4 Uses in Industrial Districts of the Zoning ,Law by the deletion of the following, or do anything else in relation thereto. . 3. Repair garage for vehicles in use excluding junk storage or salvage operations. iion by Mr. Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section II 1-4 Uses in Industrial Districts of the iiing By-Law by the deletion of the following: 125 ARTICLE 13. (continued) A, 3. Repair garage for vehicles in use excluding junk storage or salvage operations." Finance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report. The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section IV-4 Screening of Open Uses of the Zoning By-] by the addition of the words "High Density Traffic Business District" immediately following the words "Industrial District" in the first sentence, so that the provisions of this section will apply to High Density Traffic Business Districts: or do anything else in relation thereto. Motion by Mr. William Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section IV-4 Screening of Open Uses of Zoning By-law by the addition of the words "High Density Traffic Business District" immediately following the words "Industrial District" in the first sentence, so that the provisions of this section will apply High Density Traffic Business Districts." Finance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section V-4 C. of the Zoning By-law with the addition the words "High Density Traffic Business District" immediately following the words "Industrial District",- so that the provisions of this section will apply to High Density Traffic Business Districts; or do anytH else in relation thereto. Motion by Mr. Hooper: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section V-4 C. of the Zoning By-law with the addition of the words "High Density Traffic Business District" immediately following the words "Industrial District", so that the provisions of this section will apply to High Density Traffic Business Districts."' Finance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report. The vote on the motion was unanimous anci declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to amend Section III-3 B.2. of the Zoning By-law by the additia of the words "other than a dwelling", immediately following the words "any other use", so that the senteri reads as follows: ' "2. Any other use, other than a dwelling, permitted on appeal in a Neighborhood Business District, as permitted therein, and not specifically enumerated in Section III-3A." or do anything in relation , thereto. \ Motion by Mr. Morton Grant: "I move that the Town vote to amend Section III-3.B,2. of the Zoning By-law bl the addition of the words "other than a dwelling', immediately following the words "any other use", so tW' the sentence reads as follows: "2. Any other use, other than a dwelling, permitted on appeal in a Neighborhood Business District, as permitted therein, and not specifically enumerated in Section III-3A." Finance Committee approved. The Planning Board filed a report. The vote on the motion was unanimous and declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to amend the action taken on Article 44 of the March 21, 1970 Annual Town Meeting by further authorizing the expenditure of funds for the construction of said way, or anything in relation thereto. Motion by Mr. James Miceli: "I move that the Town vote to amend the action taken on Article 44 of the March 21, 1970 Annual Town Meeting by inserting after the words "the sum of $38,000" the following: for purpose of constructing said way, so that the vote as amended will read: I move that the Town vote for ti construction of West Street in accordance with the Layout of said West Street from Lowell Street to the improved section as laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 82, and autho the Board of Selectmen to take by right of Eminent Domain such land, slope and drainage or other easement* as may be necessary to effect the purpose of the Article, and that the Town vote to raise and appropriates the sum of $38,000 for the purpose of constructing said way and for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements, $1,900 of said sum to be raised by taxat and that the Treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen be and hereby is authorized to borrow a sum or sums in the amount of $36,100 and to issue bonds or notes therefor as authorized by Chapter 44 of the General Laws." Finance Committee approved. The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator . 126 nCLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to change Division No. 1, Section 6A of the Building By-laws as Hows: A permit fee, in accordance with Schedule 1 as follows: shall be paid by the applicant before the nnit is issued. The Building Inspector shall endorse upon the application the amount to be charged for ; permit. The applicant shall pay this amount to the Building Inspector who will give the applicant a ;eipt for the same, and endorse upon the application that it has been paid: SCHEDULE New Dwellings Additions - Alterations (all buildings) Garages - Private (residential) Commercial Buildings Industrial Buildings Signs Renewals (all permits) Swimming Pools Tool Sheds, Temporary Buildings Foundation Permits $10.00 minimum $ 3.00/$!, 000 over $10,000 $10.00 minimum $ 1.00/$1,000 over $10,000 $10.00 - I car $15.00 - 2 car $20.00 - 3 car $25.00 minimum $ 3.00/$l,000 over $25,000 $30.00 minimum $ 3.00/$l,000 over $30,000 $ 5.00 1 - 25 sq. ft. $10.00 25 - 50 sq. ft. $10.00 plus $.50 for each sq. ft. over 50 ft. $10.00 $10.00 $ 5.00 $10.00 FOR ANY BUILDING OR OTHER STRUCTURE STARTED WITHOUT A PERMIT THE PERMIT FEE WILL BE DOUBLED, do anything else in relation thereto. tion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to amend Division No. 1, Section 6A of the Building By-laws deleting said section and substituting the following: A permit fee, in accordance with Schedule 1 following ill be paid by the applicant before the permit is issued. The Building Inspector shall endorse upon the blication the amount to be charged for the permit. The applicant shall pay this amount to the Building spector who will give the applicant a receipt for the same, and endorse upon the application that it has 5n paid. Since the schedule in the motion is the same as outlined in Article 18 above there being no jection further reading was dispensed with. Finance Committee approved. ndment by Mr. Zwicker that "Swimming Pools $10.00" be deleted at this time was lost by a voice vote. quorum was questioned at this time. A count was taken and 159 voters were found to be present. I'i vote on the main motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. riCLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the action taken on Article 2 of the Special Town ■sting held on October 25, 1965, or do anything in relation thereto. :ion by Mr. Carl Backman, Jr. "I move that the Town vote to rescind the action taken on Article 2 of the 2cial Town Meeting held on October 25, 1965." Finance Committee approved. The vote on the motion was unimous and so declared by the Moderator. riCLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the action taken on Article 3 of the Special Town sting held on October 25, 1965, or do anything in relation thereto. 127 i ARTICLE 20. (continued) Motion by Mr, James Miceli: "I move that the Town vote to rescind the action taken on Article 3 of the Special Town Meeting held on October 25, 1965." Finance Committee approved. The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for the enactment of special legislation for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington, in sub- stantially the following form to wit: Section 1. The Town of vJilmington is hereby authorized to appropriate and pay to Wales Co. of Wilmington the sum of twenty six thousand, three hundred fifty and 70/100 ($26,350.70) dollars, the sami being the amount collected by said town from said Wales Co., as taxes in the year nineteen hundred and sixty nine upon certain personal property in said town. Section 2. Any action taken by the Town of Wilmington at its annual town meeting held in the current year or at any adjourned session thereof, pursuant to the authority contained in this act, is hereby validated and confirmed and shall have the same effect as though this act were in full force and effect on the date of the posting of the warrant for such meeting. Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Motion by Mr. James Banda: "I move that the Town of Wilmington vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to petition the General Court for the enactment of special legislation for and on behalf of the Town of Wilmington, in substantially the following form, to wit: Section 1. The Town of Wilmington is hereby authorized to appropriate and pay to Wales Co. of Wilmingt'; the sum of twenty six thousand, three hundred fifty and 70/100 ($26,350.70) dollars, the same being the amount collected by said town from said Wales Co. as taxes in the year nineteen hundred and sixty nine upon certain personal property in said town. Section 2. Any action taken by the Town of Wilmington at its annual town meeting held in the current year or at any adjourned session thereof, pursuant to the authority contained in this act, is hereby validated and confirmed and shall have the same effect as though this act were in full force and effect on the date of the posting of the warrant for such meeting. Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage." Finance Committee approved. The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to accept and receive as a gift from Magee Construction Company, j of Arlington, Mass. a certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington being shown as Parcel A on "Plan of Lanf' in Wilmington, Mass., November 1, 1968, Town of Wilmington Engineering Department," said parcel being bound) and described as follows: Northerly - by land now or formerly of Joseph W. and Madeline J. Moore and John Earle and Pauline H, Dick, as shown on said plan, fifty (50) feet; Easterly - by Andover Street, as shown on said plan, by several courses measuring respectively, one hundred eighty-seven and 11/100 (187.11) feet, three hundred (300) feet and one hundred fourteen and 69/100 (114.69) feet; Southerly - by land now or formerly of Henry B. and Robertina Landry, as shown on said plan, ten (10) feet; and Westerly - by Lots lA and 2A, as shown on said plan, five hundred eighty-five and 87/100 (585.87) feet. Said parcel A contains according to said plan 8,000 square feet, more or less. For a more particular description see deed dated October 3, 1967 recorded in the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 1816, Page 281, or do anything in relation thereto. Motion by Mr. Bruce MacDonald: "I move that the Town vote to accept and receive as a gift from Magee Construction Company, Inc. of Arlington, Mass. a certain parcel of land situated in Wilmington being shown Parcel A on "Plan of Land in Wilmington, Mass. November 1, 1968, Town of Wilmington Engineering Department said parcel being bounded and described exactly as outlined in Article 22 above. Finance Committee approv The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. 128 .i'lCLE 23. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, or receive a gift, a permanent easement, for storm drain purposes, as shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Storm Drain jement" dated September 18, 1970 by the Wilmington Engineering Department, a copy of which is on file with B Town Clerk; and to see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money, by taxation, by 'nsfer of available funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the acquisition of said easement, or do anything relation thereto. |i ion by Mr, Morris: "I move that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent jiain, or receive as a gift, a permanent easement, for storm drain purposes, as shown on a plan entitled "an of Storm Drain Easement" dated September 18, 1970 by the Wilmington Engineering Department, a copy of ■i ch is on file with the Town Clerk; and that the Town vote to transfer the sum of Five Hundred Dollars lOO.OO) from Account #1220 - Purchase Land New Intermediate School, for the acquisition of said easement. ' lance Committee approved. Discussion followed. Standing vote taken. Yes - 31 No - 85 Lost. 'ICLE 24. To see if the Town will vote and appropriate a sum of money, by taxation, by transfer of avail- e funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the purchase of a Sweeper for the use of the Highway Department, I authorize the sale or turn-in of a 1966 Elgin Pelican Sweeper, or do anything in relation thereto. S:ion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $11,700.00 by transferring the ;i of Six Thousand Six Hundred and Fifteen Dollars ($6,615.00 from Account #965 - Additional Employees, '•e Department, and the sum of Five Thousand and Eighty-five Dollars ($5,085.00) from Account #947 - .)raisals, for the purchase of a Sweeper for the use of the Highway Department, and authorize the sale or "n-in of a 1966 Elgin Pelican Sweeper." Finance Committee approved $11,700 by transfer. The vote on the jcion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. ."ICLE 25. (Acted upon after Article #9.) ?ICLE 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise by taxation or transfer from available funds, and appropri- ; a sum of money to be expended for the engineering and title examination expenses for the purpose of irifying and locating a certain parcel of land owned by the Town situated West of Main Street and North of i Woburn City Line to be used for Town purposes, or do anything in relation thereto. fcion by Mr. Carl Backman, Jr.: "I move that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 by trans- rrihg the sum of Three Thousand Three Hundred and Three Dollars and Fifty-six cents ($3,303.56) from Account D15 - Interest on Anticipation Notes and Authentication Fees, and by transferring the sum of One Thousand liars ($1,000.00) from Account #915 - Sewer Maintenance, and by transferring the sum of Six Hundred Ninety- c Dollars and Forty-four Cents ($696.44) from Account #960 - 1970 Salary Adjustments and Additional Costs, I be expended for the engineering and title examination expenses for the purpose of clarifying and locating certain parcel of land owned by the Town situated West of Main Street and North of the Woburn City Line to used for Town purposes." Finance Committee approved $5,000 by transfer. The vote on the motion was animous and so declared by the Moderator. riCLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning By-law and Map of the town of Wilmington by ting to rezone from Single Residence A District to General Business, the following described parcel of land, iwit: Being the land of Felice Grossi and Lucille Grossi designated as lot 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 21,22,23 and 24 /a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Woburn and .Wilmington, Mass., dated November 1962, H. C. Buttrick, gistered Land Surveyor, Reading, Mass. being further bounded and described as follows: NORTHERLY on Main Street beginning at the Wi Imington-Woburn line, 144.4 feet, EASTERLY by Florence Avenue 350 feet, thence the line turns abruptly in a SOUTHERLY way to other land of petitioners located in Woburn '400 feet. Containing 23,000 square feet of land more or less. quest of Petitioners. :ion by Mr. Alan Altman: "I move that the town vote to amend the Zoning By-law and Map of the Town of ilmington by voting to rezone from Single Residence A District to General Business, the following described reel of land, to wit: the description of the land follows the Article 27 description exactly and further ading of said motion was dispensed with. Finance Committee disapproved this article. torney Gatti was allowed to speak for the owners of the land. The Planning Board disapproved this article - asidered spot zoning. Further discussion followed. Mr. Harold McKelvey asked the meeting to disapprove is article. Mr. Mather moved to amend the motion by passing over Article 27 and taking no action thereon, te on amendment carried. Main motion as amended lost by voice vote and so declared by the Moderator. 129 ARTICLE 28. To see how much money the Town will vote to raise by taxation, or transfer from available fun< by borrowing or otherwise and appropriate for the Veteran's Aid Account or do anything in relation thereto: Motion by Mr. Morris: "I move that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $15,099.10 for the Veterans' Ai< Account by transfer of available funds from the following accounts: Account #1131 - Preliminary Plan Elementary School - $4,000.00 Account #150D3 - Assessors' Outlay - $1,200.00 Account #920 - Town Report - $141.60 Account #1000 - Maturing Debt - Schools - $125.50 Account #1010 - Maturing Debt - Water - $1,822.00 Account #1220 - Purchase Land New Intermediate School - $310.00 Account #910 - Bonds and Insurance - $7,500.00 Finance Committee approved motion. The vote on the motion was unanimous and so declared by the Moderator. This meeting was called to order at 1:12 P.M. there being a quorum present. The Warrant was read by calling the Article number - there was no objection to this. A motion to adjourn came at 6:35 - so voted. There were five hundred and sixty-five voters checked in at this meeting. A true copy: Attest: (Mrs.) Esther L. Russell Town Clerk 130 Town Accountant ANALYSIS OF CASH ACCOUNT Year Ending 12/31/70 mce as of January 1, 1970 Id: Cash Receipts 1970 ;duct: Cash Expenditiires 1970 mce on Hand 12/31/70 Collections: ANALYSIS OF CASH RECEIVED 'ior Years Levies Personal Property Real Estate Taxes irrent Levy Personal Property Real Estate Taxes jtterments Added to Taxes Water - Prior Levies - Current Levy Street - Prior Levies - Current Levy liter Liens Added to Taxes Prior Levies Current Levy ax Titles & Possessions Tax Titles Redeemed jsessments Paid in Advance * Water Slareet h,h9^ .70 22U,186.13 71 ,95U.U0 h,638,93U.12 1 ,70U.08 6,hl;8.23 31^ 7,022.85 2,258.00 9,120.08 1,975.77 2,820.8ti 589,527.29 13,610,800.50 111,200,327.79 13, 331, 569. U5 228,677.83 U, 71 0,888. 52 8,152.31 7,335.30 11,378.08 28,753.76 14,796.61 U,999,982.U1 AMOUNTS BORROWED ift Term Loans ; J Pay Expenditures of Town Departments Until Taxes are collected Lghway Loan Chapter 81 and 90 y Term Loans : (lawsheen Ave. School isvelop Salem St. Well Field treet Bonds (Floradale Ave.) sst Street Construction 2,000,000.00 2U,900.00 100,000.00 320,000.00 21,850.00 36,100.00 2,02li,900.00 177,950.00 2,502,850.00 131 GRANTS AND GIFTS Federal Aid : Proposed Drainage System #1 7-020-1 02-2 Schools : Federal Employment Act PL 87U National Defense Education Act PL 88/65 Smith-Hughes Vocational Fund PL 89/10 Education Children Low-Income Families Teacher Aid Program PL 90/35 Summer Reading Skills Program, Title I Head Start Program Dept. of Education, Teacher Shortages Division of Library Extensions Public Grants ; Commonwealth of Massachusetts Chp. 8l & 90 Middlesex County Chapter 90 State Aid to Free Public Libraries Veterans Benefits, State Private Industries Grant : West Street Water Main Improvement School Lunch Program High School Athletic Association 29,899.27 37,617.00 6,li78.)47 6,500.00 9,898.50 U,U5o.oo 18,706.00 9,88U.OO U57.00 3,1;57.87 27,58h.55 2,000.00 3,118.75 REVOLVING FUNDS RESTRICTED RECEIPTS Water Guaranteed Deposits Sewer Guaranteed Deposits Water Department ; Water Rates Water Miscellaneous Water Miscellaneous & Installation Balances Industrial Fire Protection Rates Refunds & Reimbursements (Appropriations) Refunds (Surplus Revenue) Recording Fees Sale of Town Owned Land Group Insurance Dividend Accrued Interest, Sale of Bonds Sale of Cemetery Lots Premium, Sale of Bonds Veterans Aid Recoveries Carter Lecture Fund (Trust Fund Interest) Tailings Account Pro Forma Tax Special Account/Planning Board Liens 28l,09li.32 3,650. U9 2,570.30 8.752.80 97,UU8.8U 32,703.30 26,522. U5 20,000.00 265,191.82 10,587.75 12,77U.35 680.00 296,067.91 19,31 U.97 552. U2 339.29 270.00 U8U.00 1,818.U0 U, 575. 00 1,369.20 3,286.28 51i7.00 UO7.20 U.60 23.OU9.99 275, 7'i AGENCY AND TRUST FUNDS Short Term Investments-Treasury Bills Employee Deductions ; Federal Withholding Taxes State Withholding Taxes Retirement System Deductions Group Insurance Deductions U.S. Savings Bonds Deductions Blue Cross/Blue Shield Deductions Teachers Retirement Cemetery Perpetual Care Fish & Game Licenses Collected For State Dog Licenses Collected for County Treasurer 2,332,632.21 652,U8U.oU lUl,212.1i1 83, 030. ill l;,2ii5.i)9 787.50 h7,88U.97 111, 182. 89 150.00 1;,630.00 3.813.25 132 ESTIMATED RECEIPTS ome and Sales Tax: ools aation Basis Distribution mbursement - Loss of Taxes or Vehicle Excise Collections: lor Levies rrent Levy- Animal Excise Collections Rates ance Collections eiiSes, Liquor erests and Costs: hort Term Investments Collections er Demands Titles Redeemed ipal Receipts ; electmen ollector own Clerk lanning Board olice Department uilding Inspector: Building Permits Wiring Permits Gas Installation Permits ealer of Weights & Measures own Engineer ighway Dept. Snow Plowing Reimb. emetery Department ealth & Sanitation: Public Health Nurse Plumbing Permits Licenses and Permits Rabies Clinic fare Reimbursements erans Recovery ools: ept. of Educ. /Occupation ansportation and Tuition vening School Fees Vocational Educ. Receipts Driver Education Fees itiscellaneous Receipts chool Construction Reimb. pecial Education 'Regional School Reimb. reation Department aurance Claims & Reimb. England Tel. & Tel. Comm. District Court Fines urth District CoTirt Fines 3cellaneous Receipts ition Fees Reimb. License Reimb. rary Fines of Dogs itry Releases of Natural Resources n Project, Police Tele. Processing Improv. Loan Chap. 768 of Community Affairs U, 2^0. 00 602.00 ^20.00 972.00 1,867.50 1,^00.70 U, 006. 00 66,361 .00 623.80 2,279.00 2,1^0.00 231 .81 239,51 2. Ii7 97,718.12 102,850.00 787,1 6U.05 50.9l;6.70 76,738.1^3 350.718.13 28,276.13 20,382.1 li 3,363.116 U,26l .li9 551i.OO 876.50 U,55l .11 60.00 1,768.1i2 7,32U.95 U87.OO 92. U3 2,676.02 5,508.00 U, 860. 20 753.86 660. Ii2 515,732.20 70.00 838,110.75 lili5.77 U27,U56.56 162.38 25,01 2. OU 3,379.00 U, 000. 00 56,283.22 5U5,975.11 9,610.62 98. U2 liO.OO 9,291 .00 533.86 Ii95.00 2,511 .27 1,6U9.6U 210.00 182.00 5,500.00 890.00 695.00 m,878.65 610.59 '■1 It' ?5 1 ,9U8,020.88 13,610,800.50 133 DISBURSEMENTS FROM GEMERAL ACCOUNTS ANALYSIS OF EXPENDITURES OTHER THAN THAT RAISED FROM APPROPRIATION FOR THE YEAR ENDING 1 2/31 /70 Refunds: Real Taxes Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes Motor Vehicle Registry Releases Land Court Charges Tax Title Recording Fees Street Assessments Water Department: Rates Water Misc. Water Liens Water Guaranteed Deposits Comm. & Industrial Fire Prot. Rates Sewer Installations Estimated Receipts Assessments - State & Coimtjr County Tax County Hospital County Retirement State Recreation Areas Motor Vehicle Excise Bills M.D.C. Sewer M.D.C. Sewer Connectors M.B.T.A. Metropolitan Area Planning Counsel Water Department Maintenance & Operation Water Betterments - Royal Street Water Betterments - Hudson Street Well Fields: Salem Street Main Street Butters Row Develop Three Well Sites Chestnut Street Well field Street Betterments Ferguson Road Elwood Road Floradale Avenue West Street Construction Legal Settlements Ten^jorary Loans: Anticipation of Taxes Anticipation of Reimb. (Highway) En^jloyee Deductions: Federal Withholding Tax State Withholding Tax Retirement Deductions Group Insurance U.S. Savings Bonds Blue Cross/Blue Shield Agency Accounts: Dog Licenses Due the County Fish and Game Licenses Due the State U.S. Treasiiry Bills (Investments) Carter Lecture Fund Premium Sale of Bonds 21,293.18 9,932.93 180.00 18.88 156.11; 36.31 8,308.73 7.00 UO.22 1 ,609.69 1 ,100.00 95.65 119,292.36 11,652.0U 95.550.00 21 ,020.78 1.550.85 53,701.16 7,660. Ili 87,371.73 I.I3U.03 2U9,8Ul4.67 726.27 1 ,130.00 8,368.69 1,255.38 11,161 .29 517.58 226,U9U.U0 22,571.63 lU9.867.O6 168,711 .5U 1,890.00 31 .2U 261,325.01 3,161 .05 1,li27.50 U26.2U 3.030.00 2,000,000.00 2U,625.00 652,U8U.0U 1U1,212.U1 83,030.U1 U,198.I;1 787.50 h7.870.26 3,882.00 li.631 .00 929,583. 13U =5ral Grants & Aids ;hools Title V Grants PL 89/1 Federal Employment Act PL 87h Teacher Aid Program PL 90/3^ Head Start Program Saturday Reading Program Summer Reading Program dool Lunch Program 1 1 School Athletic Association jjstery Trust Funds of Cemetery Lots (Refund) sib Intermediate School im Street School Addition jsheen Avenue School nington Memorial Library jjstruct Nichols Street Bridge jjstruct Sewer Mains 2ia Road Subdivision Compl. b Street Improvement Fund Total Expenditures from General Accounts UjU^O.OO 75,707.72 6U2.77 10,81 3. OU 7,099.UJ4 19,312.71 118,025.68 26U,U37.02 7,235.22 150,00 110.00 Uoo.oo 32,li08.22 U8l,li07.9U 22,33U.62 2,822.UO 11,000.00 2,OU0.7U 19.U07.l3 6,701,381.98 COMPARISON OF ESTIMATED RECEIPTS USED BY THE ASSESSORS IN SETTING THE 1970 TAX RATE WITH THE ACTUAL RECEIPTS OF THE YEAR 1970 Used by the Assessors on the 1970 Rate Actual 1970 Receipts Receipts more than Estimated Receipts less than Estimated ])r Vehicle & Trailer Excise jnses |;3 ;ial Assessments jral Government section of Persons & Property iway iteries (Other than Trust Funds id Sale of Cemetery Lots) Lth and Sanitation 'ary (Local Receipts) ;rests & Costs a Animal Excise Hance Collections It Evening Tuition 3r Revenue cellaneous Receipts arance Reimbursements I License Reimbursements fare Recoveries srans Recoveries tonal School Reimbursements ts te Estimated Receipts 378,861 .97 U, 000. 00 U,322.00 9,263.09 6,056.98 12,12U.39 U,981 .OU 6,152.67 U,552.UU 1 ,210.51; 91 ,901 .03 213.69 3,003.00 2,235.80 18,517.98 8,501 .86 95U, 770.06 1417,523.63 U, 000. 00 9,331.00 10,122. liO 6,029.61 9,580.37 2,768.U5 5,508.00 U, 860.20 1,6U9.6U 56,281i.70 162.38 3,379.00 3,268.80 25,596.39 1 ,326.09 9,610.62 2,009.21 753.86 660. Ii2 102,850.00 890.00 1,296,639.80 38,661 .66 5,009.00 859.31 307.76 U39.10 376.00 1,033.00 7,078.U1 9,610.62 2,009.21 753.86 660. U2 102,850.00 890.00 3li1,869.7U 27.37 2,5l4li.02 2,212.59 61;li.67 35,616.33 51 .31 7,175.77 1,510,668.5U 1,97li,80U.57 512,U08.09 U8,272.06 135 TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS BALANCE SHEET - DECEMBER 31 , 1 970 Cash Short Term Investments (Treasury Bills) Petty Cash Advances Taxes Uncollected : Prior Levies Personal Property Current Levies Personal Property Real Estate Taxes Personal Property Taxes in Litigation Levy Levy Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes ; Prior Levies Current Levy Tax Titles & Possessions ; Tax Titles Tax Possessions Assessments added to Taxes ; Street Assessments Committed Street Interest Water Assessments Committed Water Interest Accounts Receivable : Water Department Water Rates Water Miscellaneous Commercial & Industrial Fire Protection Rates Water Miscellaneous and Installation Balances Water Liens Sewer Rates Highway Department State Aid to Highways Coiinty Aid to Highways Ambulance Services Veterans Services Unprovided for AccoTints ; Overlay Deficits Levy Assessment Underestimates County Tax Assessment State Recreation Assessment Metro. Area Planning Council Legal Settlements Loans Authorized TOTAL ASSETS ASSETS (1968) 171.50 (1969) 200.90 372. UO 2,908.50 118,06U.U9 120.972.99 865, 758. 3U 200,000.00 3l;0.00 (1969) (1970) (1966) (1967) (1968) (1969) (1970) (1970) (1970) (1967) (1970) 13.21 239.05 2,76U.96 U,U07.69 7,U2li.91 75,379.65 258.65 II46.52 1,317.23 .96 536.32 5U,Uli5.03 77.368.20 131,813 109,582.57 36.U67.I8 Ii05.l7 1.85U.51 2, (1970) 26,U82.8l 611 .30 6,823.20 67.50 1,715.76 85,928.21 22,06U.11 35,700.57 85U.52 97.00 107,992.32 15,739.00 9,333.96 169,71 (1968) (1970) (1970) ( 1 970) (1970) (1970) 10.50 10,511.97 15,8149.87 l,558.3lt 379.57 10,522. U7 17,787.78 ItiO.OO 136 TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS BALANCE SHEET - DECEMBER 31, 1970 LIABILITIES & RESERVES porary Loans, Anticipation of eimburseraent (Highway) loyee Payroll Deductions ! roup Insurance Deductions lue Cross/Blue Shield-Town Employees lue Cross/Blue Shield-Teachers er Guaranteed Deposits ncy AccoTjnts: og Licenses due County lings. Unclaimed Checks igned Tax Titles rued Interest, Sale of Bonds e of Town Owned Land up Insurance Dividends olving Funds ; chool Lunch Program igh School Athletic Assoc. .eral Grants: PL 87U PL 85/86U 'ederal Employment Act ational Defense Education ureau of Library Extension, Title II eading Skills Program, Title V aturday Reading Program lummer Reading Skills lead Start Program .te Aid to Free Public Libraries e of Cemetery Lots iropriation Balances; electmen. Expenses 'own Treasurer, Tax Titles 'lanning Board Professional Services Planning Consultant 'olice Dept. Expenses 'ire Dept. Expenses iivil Defense uilding Inspector, Expenses chapter 90 Construction 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 lemetery Dept. Expenses "■eterans Services, Aid ichool Maintenance, Repairs-No. Interm. School ;lchool Grounds Maintenance-Outlay ilaintenance Toim Bldgs . -Outlay 'tecreation Account, Expenses Conservation Commission :|ermanent Building Committee : Contractual Services Plans, Addition to Police Station ippraisals :lollective Bargaining Negotiations )*urchase Land, Conservation Comm. - Thrush mdover Street, Land Takings 3iand for Recreation, Grove Avenue 'Veterans Retirement U, 000. 00 2,291.02 1U,578.36 3U,200.00 9,000.00 9,U50.00 9,U50.00 1U,373.00 1 ,000.00 372.30 2,625.U9 U2.2i; 3.6U 6,050.19 2,221 .56 hh,7h9.79 3,U57.87 6,500.00 1,1U2.1U 20li.62 375. U6 500.00 2,302.1.1 6,29U.02 872.16 3,500.00 2,li07.60 93.50 76,678.36 10,750.00 7,820.00 2,800.00 200.00 11, 9U5. 10 U5.1U li08.28 15,373.00 18,207.71 2,037.50 1 ,200.00 2,h39.11i a, 1 50.00 560. 6U 2h,900.00 3, Oho. 03 1U0.53 U5.25 1,258.79 Uli.62 1,818.52 820.00 U8U.77 6,053.83 58,651 ,kh 3,118.75 h,li65.00 137 LIABILITIES & RESERVES By-Law Study Committee Drug Dependency Committee Engineering & Title Search, Town Owned Land Nichols Street, Land Damage Re-locate Shawsheen Avenue Bridge Aldrich Road Well Site Tovm Beach Improvements Repair Roof, No. Interm. School Glen Road Tennis Coirrts Shai^sheen Avenue Tennis Courts Purchase Sweeper, Highway Dept. Addition to Highway Bldg. & Heating System Non-Revenue AccoTmts t Purchase Land, School Sites Woburn Street School Construction Wobum Street School Addition Shawsheen Avenue School Construction West Intermediate School Construction Wilmington Memorial Library Construct Nichols Street Bridge Water Betterments Hudson Street Lawrence Street Royal Street Salem Street Well Field Chestnut Street Well Field Main Street Well Field Develop Three Well Fields Street Betterments Ferguson Road J ere Road Elwood Road Floradale Avenue West Street Construction Completion of Private Enterprise Projects ; Complete Dell Drive West Street Improvement Fund Esquire Estates Completion Marcia Road Subdivision Completion Loans Authorized and Unissued Overestimates 1970 Assessments ; County Hospital Assessment M.D.C. Sewer Assessment Mass. Bay Trans. Authority Ipswich River Watershed Overlays Reserved for Abatements ; Levy of 19^5 1966 1969 Revenue Reserved Until Collected ; Motor Vehicle Excise Revenue Special Assessments Revenue Tax Title Revenue Departmental Revenue Water Revenue Sewer Revenue State & County Aid to Highways Revenue Reserve for Petty Cash Advances Surplus Revenue : General Water Available Surplus TOTAL LIABILITIES & RESERVES 1,86U.76 877.00 889.86 5,070.19 23.23 791 .95 22,573.76 653.15 11,525.00 li,896.38 1,775.00 3,000.00 50.00 1,138.65 2,769.06 12,950.00 6,515.27 11 ,700.00 10,U79.12 13,200.00 U,923.8U 11,812.21 58,201 .U7 9,7U7.22 UU,862.6l 1 ,680.00 3,631 .62 181,861 .58 ii,60U.06 U,265.23 U.81 28,U59.13 3lt,970.00 9,728.71 592.57 2,721 .28 8,559.26 .02 2,959.70 553.27 1,509.1i7 10,321.. 39 55,2U7.)46 l;.h93.27 82,80U.56 2,259.68 1ii6,OU9.75 25,169.96 35,700.57 85ii.52 U5, 250.00 3lt0.00 Ul 2,266.77 153,051 .86 238,036. V U02,'223.7' 21,601 .6? 1 ,087,U00.0M 5,022.1v 70,065.1: 338,li29.0;5 565,31 8. 6j 138 $ 2,835,938.5; ANALYSIS OF THE MATURING DEBT Balances Added P aid-Off 1 /I /70 1970 1970 1 2/31 /7O 1 n nno nn 10,000.00 0.00 t )i)i in 000 00 ion 000 on 25,000.00 75,000.00 Its V \J\JllO KIX *JS.\JLI UWllLiO \ 1 ^V-' f / t «5oo 10 <ki 7 /^on OO t Ann nn 5,600.00 0.00 !6u oons uruCTrion uonus ^ ly^yj Y lili cjo/* 10 *fel(0 7on no ill UU^ Dec* 1 L/^ •4)mj J J)UU» 9 A Rnn nn 13,500.00 13,300.00 »Q+ Pr\na + wi<^ + n r»n RnnH^ ( 1 QVO^ !6u OOllHurUC UXUXl DUIXU.O \ 1 y f^J *T <^af* 1 o flc^n on ill 06C« 4>^I^OpU«UU 21,850.00 21,850.00 Qjjguon nemopxaj. iiiurary liAn nnn nn 1" )■)■ 10 (feliftt^ OOO OO 25,000.00 U35,000.00 lOJ-S oTireeu Drioge iiosii \yoyj 01 Ann nn 8,000.00 23,600.00 t Streetf Cons'truction Bonds Y t.l. in <t'3A 1 nr^ r\r\ iL UUj Dec» 1 vjj (pJOjIUU.UU 36,100.00 nnn nn 57,950.00 87,100.00 60U, 850.00 . JJJri iJIl*0 X li JLriX 1 Z 1 Q/»V^/^/^^ T nan A<^+ "^Ol /li7 1 n nnn nn 1 u,uuu.uu 10,000.00 0.00 G£ Ai.Tier ur»/Dr« mgn ocnooj. "ind. nnn nn J 1^ f UUU . UU 70,000.00 305,000.00 ; <sc Aix/er ur«/or» nxgn ocnoox 1 An nnn nn 1 ou , uuu.uu 20,000.00 160,000.00 . lUJelU OCxlOOX iiC Ub Ui4.p/ i4U cfn ono on 1 7c^ nnn nn 1 f p , UUU . UU 25,000.00 150,000.00 wWcXX Q OX^OO 1/ t^Jv/XXUUX^ iiCr Uo ii^/Jifl <fc)iOn OOO OO onn nnn nn tUU , UUU . UU 20,000.00 180,000.00 XXL uC^X^iilCUXcl ljOIXUUXj iiU Uo \K/\tfK <bi oi^n noo oo Ant^ nnn nn OUp , UUU . UU 55,000.00 550,000.00 luus ocnoox FrojecT/ Lioaxis nnn nn 5,000.00 28,000.00 IXXX oTii766X> DCnOOX^ iiCX>S *fecC07 OOO OO 111 ? nnn nn 30,000.00 382,000.00 f !Di't6i*in6(ix3,'b6 SohooX .+« AliC^/J.A <tl lil.Cf OOO OO 1 1 lic! nnn nn 1 , 1 tip , UUU . UU 75,000.00 1 ,070,000.00 im oureeo ocnoox AQuXuiLon ius O4p/£|0^ ipoou J (Juu » uu c^on nnn nn pyu, UUU.UU 35,000.00 555,000.00 irn oLreeii ocnoox Aaaition viyoo; 1 A c^nn nn 1 , pUU . UU 8,500.00 8,000.00 irsheen Avenue SchooX^ Acts '.r^/l.Q (t-i 'yoA nn D/UO> •pi yO(Uf (ti<J,iJO 1 [^t^tf nnn nn 1 ,bpp,Ouu.OU 115,000.00 i,UUo,ooo.oo irsheen Avenue School ( 2nd. issue) 8tS 0U5/U0, $100,000.00 n nn u.uu 100,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 '!p Meters— Iiiiprove . Existing System XLenjienus unp* U4joec»o, >(>i upjuuu.uu 1 1. nnn nn 1 i;,uuU.UU 7,000.00 7,000.00 r Standpipe Bonds, Chp. Ul;, Sec ic. 8, $152,000.00 Uo,ooo.oo 10,000.00 30,000.00 r Main Bonds (19^8) iiD. liii. Spp. 8. ^'lO.OOO.OO 6 000.00 U, 000.00 2,000.00 i':r Bonds, New Well Field lip. hh. Sec. 8, $90,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 0,00 'ir Main Bonds (1962) up. UU, Sec. 8, $86,000.00 Uo,ooo.oo 5,000.00 35,000.00 'ir Main Bonds New Well Field lip. UU, Sec. 8, $U63,529.00 330,000.00 30,000.00 300,000.00 iim Street Well Field iip. UU, Sec. 8, $56,750.00 56,750.00 11 ,350.00 U5,Uoo.oo wji Street Well Field & Main up. UU, Sec. 8, $ 320,000.00 320,000.00" 320,000.00 5,793,250.00 U20,000.00 5U5,850.00 5,667, UOO. 00 IINED TOTALS 6,U27,250.00 U77,950.00 632,950.00 6,272,250.00 139 REPORT OF EXPENDITURES DUIiING 1970 FROM APPROPRIATIONS SELECT ION Salaries Printing Adv. ' Legal Fees Misc. Ser'rices Binding Tow. Meeting Expenses Supplies Office ELECTIONS Salaries Printing Adv. Binding Misc. Services Supplies Office BOARD OF REGISTRARS Salaries Printing Adv. & Binding Misc. Contr. Services Supplies Office FINAI^rCE COMMITTEE Salaries Misc. Contr. Services Printing Adv. & Binding Supplies Office TCT/fll MANAGER Salaries Printing Adv. Binding Misc. Services Supplies Office INDUSTRIAL ACCOUNT Printing Adv. 4 Binding Misc. Services Transportation Supplies Office 1,061 .2$ 350. <0 0.00 1 ,0l8.11i 3,h22.26 338.21 6,190.36 U,87U.75 552.70 11i3.96 IU.86 5,586.^7 3,215.01 59U.75 1,6U3.87 78.98 5,562.61 100.00 280.07 1,850.35 2.00 2,232.U2 23,UI;li.91 21 .60 396.03 287.06 2U,1U9.60 20.00 61 .00 0.00 170.75 251.75 TOWN COLLECTOR Salaries Printing Adv. & Binding Dues Subs. 4 Misc. Serv. Supplies Office TOWN CLERK Salaries Printing Adv. 4 Binding Misc. Services Supplies Office ASSESSORS Salaries Printing Adv. & Binding Misc. Services Supplies Office Outlay TOM COUNSEL Personal Services Misc. Contr. Services TOWN HALL Salaries Misc. Contr. Sei^ces Postage Supplies Office Outlay PLANNING BOARD Salaries Misc. Services Supplies Office Outlay Professional Services Planning Consultant TOWN ACCOUNTANT Salaries Misc. Services Supplies Office Outlay TOW TREASURER Salaries Misc. Services Repairs & Maint. Supplies Office Tax Title Foreclosures 18,U70.68 U3.00 1;02.96 590.30 19,506.96 16,236.19 156.00 U7.50 1,578.19 lU,i^36.8U 32,U5U.72 POLICE DEPARTMENT Salary Chief Salary Lieutenant Salaries Sergeants Salaries Patrolmen Salaries Traffic Supervisors Salary Clerk Salaries Vacation Salaries Sick Leave Salaries Extra Help Salaries Paid Holidays Salau'ies Police Dog Officers Repairs & Maintenance Misc. Contr. Services lUO :CE DEPARTMENT (continued) Idnt. of Dogs nothing & Rubber Goods jisoline & Oil ■ipplies Office nail Tools & Equipment itlay misers misers [L DEFENSE U.aries Isc. Contr. Services fcilities ransportation applies Office mall Tools & Equipment STABLE alary 896. 2U 8,069.50 6,967.88 1,092.51 1,812.72 1,678.08 7,979.00 7.325.15 386,975.05 S EALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES Salary Small Tools & Equipment TOWN ENGINEER Salary Engineer Salaries Other Misc. Repairs Misc. Contr. Services Gasoline & Oil 0.00 li1.63 101 .15 0.00 30.95 351. 5U 525.27 100.00 CHAPTER 90 MAINTENANCE Expenses CHAPTER 81 Salaries Misc. Contr. Services Supplies Construction CHAPTER 768 Shaw. Ave. Highway Project Relocate Maint. & Repair Bridges 1 ,000.00 18.75 1,018.75 12,196.57 1U,735.30 171 .63 380. U8 197. U8 5 DEPARTMENT Supplies Office 618.61 ilary Chief Small Tools & Equipment 561 .59 ilaries Lieutenants 36,732.83 Outlay 713.07 ilaries Privates 196,666.57 29,57U.73 ilaries Call Fire & Ambulance 12,151.69 13,267.52 ilaries Vacations HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT ilaries Sick Leave 5,156.28 Salary Superintendent 12,039.18 109,582.66 ilaries Paid Holidays 8,560.00 Salaries Other jpairs & Maintenance 2,U68.33 Misc. Contr. Services 6,079.20 5palrs Radios U3O.52 Chemicals 1 ,826.73 Lsc. Contractual Services U50.16 Clothing & Rubber Goods 378.60 Lo thing St. Rubber Goods 2,989.18 Supplies Construction 35,125.11 asoline & Oil 1,U03.87 Supplies Office 61 .77 ipplies Office 127.63 Small Tools & Equipment 9,833. 9U Tiall Tools & Equipment 5,022.36 Outlay 6,5U3.78 titlay & Fire Alarm Maint. 10,8Uli.83 Sidewalks 21|,250.56 orchase 1000 GM Pumper 35,000.00 Drainage 23,937.7U ire Chief's Car 2,696.50 229,659.27 6,li90.33 11,200.00 7,000.00 22,698.82 U0,«98.82 100.00 1^,959.55 1U,87U.5U 19,83U.09 OFFICER alary isc. Contr. Services ILDING INSPECTOR alaries rinting Adv. & Binding oies Subs, isc. Sei*vices lapplies Office utlay IRD OF APPEALS alaries rinting Adv. & Binding isc. Services lupplies Office 2,U89.20 1,296.60 3,785.80 1U,800.85 67.00 82.95 U.50 319.69 280.00 15,55U.99 U82.50 21 .00 0.00 98.75 602.25 ROAD MACHINERY Repairs & Maintenance Gasoline & Oil 3ig Ton Truck 3/k Ton Truck 2ig Ton Truck SNOVr & ICE CONTROL Salaries Repairs & Maint. Misc. Contr. Services Gasoline & Oil Salt & Sand Small Tools & Equipment PUBLIC STREET LIGHTS Expenses 13,73U.26 10,^57.65 7,617.00 2,99ii.OO 6,365.00 ll,1 67.91 37,063.61 8,088.76 19,380.8U 3,203.58 31,312.6U 3,931 .81 11,710.53 llil TREE DEPARn^T Salaries 12,8U8.38 Repairs & Maint. 65^7. U5 Misc. Contr. Services 662. 8U Chemicals 3,72^.83 Gasoline & Oil 1,299.79 Small Tools & Equipment 3^0.70 Trees 1,^00.00 Outlay 3/h Ton Truck 3,6^6.6^ Winch for Tree Truck 9^0.00 25,651 .6U DUTCH ELM CONTROL Salaries 12,277.00 Repairs & Maint. 12U.89 Chemicals 1,8U3.70 Small Tools & Equipment 290.06 GYPSY M3TH CONTROL Salaries 9,000.00 Repairs & Maintenance 63.23 Chemicals 1,852.08 Gasoline & Oil 302.38 Small Tools & Equipment 99.93 1i,3l7.62 PARK DEPARTMENT Salaries 2,858.25 Maint. & Supplies 127.00 Supplies for Care of Grotinds U, 738.82 7,72U.07 CEMETERY DEPARTMENT Salaries U5,289.62 Repairs & Maint. 3,l57.3U Misc. Contr. Services 522.30 Liners 295.96 Gasoline & Oil 567. U7 Supplies Care of Grounds 869.13 Supplies Construction U,6l3.22 Supplies Office 92.68 Small Tools & Equipment 23.32 Outlay Equipment 1,120.00 25g Ton Dump Truck - 6,032.00 62, 503. Oil WATER DEPARTMENT Salaries 105,329.36 Repairs & Maint. 8,657.37 Misc. Contr. Services 6,707.13 Public Utilities 23,091 .h2 Transportation 639 . 75 Gasoline & Oil 5,701.32 Meters & Meter Parts 5,0li1 .03 Pipes & Fittings 5,ii5l .35 Supplies Construction U13.26 Supplies Office 3,775.8U Small Tools & Equipment 3,379.71 Outlay 52U.OO 16a, 711. 5U BOARD OF HEALTH Salaries 3U,588.( Printing Adv. & Binding k2,' Clinic Expenses 1,136.i Misc. Contr. Services 57U.I Supplies Office UU^.! Outlay 567.1 Hospitalization & Medical 1,282.: Garbage Collection 2U,lU6.i Town Dump 2U,000.i : 86,785. VETERANS SERVICES Salaries 6,90U. Misc. Contr. Services 51.' Supplies Office ^5. Supplies Outlay 19U. Veterans Aid 77,719. ' "5117%:: SCHOOL DEPARTMENT Salaries, Sec. & Clk. (Clk. Sch. Comm.) 800. Salaries, Prof. (Central Office) U9,890. Salaries, Sec. 8r Cler. (Central Off.) 16,90^. ' Salaries, Prof. (Subj. Spec.) 208,37^. Salaries, Prof. (Elem. Prin.) 77,U39.' Salaries, Prof. (Jr. High Prin.) 26,091., Salaries, Prof. (Sr. High Prin.) 27,736. Salaries, Cler. & Sec. (Elem.) 23,388., Salaries, Cler. & Sec. (Jr. High) 8,801,, Salaries, Cler. & Sec. (Sr. High) 11,Ii93.. Salaries, Prof. (Substitutes) Ul,9l5.. Salaries, Prof. (Elem. Teachers) U73,h78. Salaries, Prof. (Jr. High Teachers) 600,620.^ Salaries, Prof. (Sr. High Teachers) 750,997. Salaries, Prof. (Elem. Guidance) 10,725.- Salaries, Prof. (Jr. High Guidance) 33,798.: Salaries, Prof. (Sr. High Guidance) 58,812.. Salaries, Prof. (Sp. Class Teachers) 92, 265. . Salaries, Prof. (Supervision) 772.. Salaries, Prof, (instruction) 17,536.. Salaries, Prof. (Instruction) ^,20U. Salaries, Prof. (Sch. Nurse & ?hys.) 23,698.. Salaries, Non-Prof. (Attend.& Census) U,780., Salaries, Prof. (Cafeteria Supejrvisor) 5,530.. Contracted Services 25,233.. Other Exp. (Assoc. & Publications) 3,578.. Contracted Services 1 ,01 1 ., Supplies & Mat. (Central Off.) 1,295.^ Other Exp. (In Town Travel) 919.. Supplies & Mat. (Music & Art) 2,826., Other Exp. (Travel & Prof. Lit.) 2,li9U.; Contracted Serv. (Teachers Aides) 21, 573. - Out of State Travel 3,266.. Contr. Services (Rinehart) 3,600., Contr. Service (Test Scoring) 1,753.i Supplies & Mat. (Elem. Stat. & Supp.) 17,670.. Supplies & Mat. ( Jr.High Stat.&Supp.) 11,793., Supplies & Mat. (Sr. High Stat.&Supp.) 21,138.i Supplies & Mat. (Elem. Texts&Inst.Aid) 20,U32.- Supplies Sc Mat. (Jr.High Text&Ins . Aid) 15,027. 1U2 )0L DEPARTMENT (continued) ipplies & Mat. (Sr.High Text&Ins.Aid) 1^,583.68 : ipplies & Mat. (Elem. Library Texts) k,9^2.7k ipplies & Mat. (Jr. High Lib. Texts) 1,738.19 ipplies & Mat. (Sr. High Lib. Texts) 2,^72.73 mtr. Services (A.V. Aids) U,2U3.?1 ipplies & Mat. (A.V. Aids) 2,^56.26 ipplies & Mat. (Sp. Class Supplies) 89I .23 mtr. Ser. (Spec. Educ. Tuition) 7,711.^0 ipplies & Mat. (Spec. Class Texts & 1,031.96 ' Inst. Aids) mtracted Services ^,^17.19 .D.E.A. 9,296. 3ii applies & Mat. (Nurses) 286.75 , Dntr. Services (Pupil Transp.) 99,l82.1i7 ifeteria Subsidy 3,?58.6U ontr. Services (Athletic Transp.) 2,3^6.00 ipplies & Mat. (Phys. Educ.) 10,8U5.78 'jntr. Services (Transp. Educ. Trips) U, 695.^0 Dntr. Services (Adj. Counselor ) 1,^30.00 ontr. Services 13,6^7.35 Lementary Utilities 2U,591 .08 r. High Utilities 13,782.67 r. High Utilities 13,^77.80 ontr. Ser. (Elem. Maint. & Repairs) 1,985.U0 ontr. Ser. (Jr.High Maint. & Repairs) 1,26U.35 ontr. Ser. (Sr.High Maint. & Repairs) 5,U96.53 ontr. Ser. (Adm.Bldg. Maint. & Repairs) 299.67 applies & Mat. (Capital Outlay) 9.6l8.06 2,987,U96.3U (^TIONAL TRAINING uition 7,712.77 I'ansportation 697.2^ 1 8,U10.02 [ OOL MAINTENANCE alaries epairs & Maint. isc. Contr. Services asoline & Oil upplies Plant mall Tools & Equipment Aiel Heating I'ur. Hot Water Heating System - Boutwell School utlay lepairs to No. Inter. School 1970 •"ruck i[00L GROUNDS MAINTENANCE ilepaiirs & Maint. ilasoline & Oil upplies Care of Grounds fimall Tools & Equipment i>utlay ■' :ntmance of Tom buildings lepairs & Maint. 'ublic Utilities 'lenovation of Old Library i)utlay 18,886.35 I8,063.7ii 801 .h$ 18,360.31 0.00 li3,U00.00 1,523.06 11,351.69 3,195.U5 6,912.00 U36,969.U6 1,022.28 32U.I2 5,3142. UU 0.00 U.6I9.8O 11,308.614 PUBLIC LIBRARY Salaries Misc. Services Supplies Library Supplies Office recreation Salaries Misc. Services Playground & Beach Supplies Outlay unclassified U2,1U1 .99 690.01 2U,700.82 3.U29.30 70,962.12 28,ii58.05 6,328.92 1,79U.15 720.1t8 37,301 .60 5,853.72 21,019.15 6,595.88 1 .976.20 3S,hhh.95 Reserve Fund 50,000.00 Perm. Bldg. Comm. Salaries 1 ,087.50 Perm. Bldg. Comm. Contr. Services U,5UU.oo Bonds & Insurance 66,U30.22 Sewer Maintenance 1 ,000.00 Town Report 2,000.00 Local Transportation Town Manager 600.00 Assessors 771 .61 Police 916.50 Dog Officer 882. )40 Building Inspector 853.20 Town Engineer 75. ho Cemetery 620.60 Board of Health 2,078.10 Veterans ' Services 58U.80 Selectmen 500.00 Treasurer & Collector Ul .80 Planning Board 101 .96 Recreation 27li.60 Accountant 25.00 Town Clerk U.56 Training & Conf . In State Treasurer & Collector 55.00 Police 590.25 Maintenance 3h9.25 Town Manager 136.00 Assessors U06.50 Health 273.55 Building Inspector 299.50 Planning Board 190.00 Fire 21;. 00 Selectmen 196.50 Veterans' Services 157. ho Town Engineer 172.00 Library 37.09 Town Clerk 120.98 Training & Conf. Out of State Library 6U.28 Building Inspector UUo.oo Assessors 650.00 Maintenance U69.80 Recreation 250.00 Police 125.00 Lease of Quarters 2,250.00 Blue Cross & Insurance 62,960.63 Conservation Committee 2,958.20 Memorial Day &, Veterans Day 1,839.65 Unpaid Bills 11,U73.00 Appraisals 6,2U1 .50 1U3 UNCLASSIFIED Andover Street 60.86 Kenwood Avenue 2l|.86 Redwood Avenue 33.66 Coll. Barg. Nego. 962.^0 Reg. Voc. Sch. Dist. Comm. UO,U39.05 Negotiated 1970 Salary Increases 82,623.00 Add. En?>loyees Public Bldgs. 9,1 80.00 Add. Employees Highway U,U70.00 Add. Employees Engineering 6,^00.00 Add. Employees Police 10,Ul4i4.00 Add. En5>loyees Fire 7,liOli.93 Con?). Police Time & \ 16,^00.^5 Fire Dept. U2 hr. week 23,186.79 Pur. Land Conservation Squibb 6,000.00 Pur. Land Conservation Thrush 0.00 Land for Recreation & Parks Hiller-Menges U, 000. 00 Pur. Land Sch. Site Grange Hall 10,000.00 Pur. Land Wilmington Grange Hall 10,000.00 Pur. Land for Recreation Silver Lake 32,000.00 Pur. Land for Recreation Silver Lake 1,3^0.00 Pur. Land for Recreation Grove Avenue 31,0^0.00 Proposed Drainage System , Tn. of Wilm. 29,899.27 Completion of Dell Drive 9,728.71 Veterans Retirement 11,181.36 By-Law Study Committee 83.10 Drug Dep. Prob. Committee 1,67^.00 Eng. & Title Search Town-owned Land 103.62 Demol. of Sub-Standard Structures 900.02 MA.TURING DEBT & INTEREST Schools 687,330.00 General Government 7U,852.79 Water 105,3^3.00 Int. on Antic. Notes & Auth. Fees 5^,000.00 922,535.79 CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTS 1 Woburn Street Addition 32,U08.22 Shawsheen Avenue School U8l,U07.9l)i West Inter. School UOO.OOi Prepare Prel. Plans Elera. Sch. UjOOO.OO' Wilmington Memorial Library 22,33^.62; Construct Nichols St. Bridge 2,822.liOi West St. Water Main Impr. Fund 19,U07.li3i Construct Sewer Mains Eames St. 5,000.00 Construct Sewers 11,000.00 Hudson Street 31 .2li: Royal Street 1,890.00 Develop Salem St. Well Field 2U9,8Uh.67 Chestnut St. Well Field 1,255.38 Main St. Well Field & Station 726.27 Butters Row Well Site 1,130.00 Develop Three Well Sites 8,368.69 Ferguson Road 3,161.05 Elwood Road 1,U27.50 Floradale Avenue U26.2li West Street 3,030.00 Esquire Estates Completion 2,OU0.7lj Tennis Courts Glen Road School 5O.00 Tennis Courts Shawsheen School 6,li8U.73 ' Construct 60 ft. Add. High Garage and Replace Heat. System for Entire Bldg. 9,715.?6 Purchase Land & Prepare Plans for New Inter. 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Dept. of Commerce and Development, and financially aided Ihrough a Federal grant from the Deportment of Housing and Urban Development under the Urban Plan- ning Assistance Program authorized by Section 701 of the Housing Act of 1954, as amended. TOWN of WILMINaTON 1968-1970 Moderator Simon Cutter I968 John M. Callan 1969 Town Clerk Esther L. Russell Selectmen Town Manager Sterling C. Morris George W. Boylen, Jr. Chairman I968 James P. Banda Chairman 1969 Bruce MacDonald 1969 Chairman 1970 Charles H. Black - 1968 Paul H. Niles - 1968 Wavie M. Drew James R. Miceli Carl Backmati 1970 Town Engineer Arthur E. Harding, Jr. Madelyn A. McKie Chairman 1968-1969 Planning Board William G. Hooper, Jr< Chairman 1970 A. Daniel Gillis 195^^-- William J. Hanlon 1968- Walter L. Hale, Jr. - 1968 Morton Grant 1969- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senator Ronald C. MacKenzie 7th Middlesex District Representative Fred P. Cain 25th Middlesex District CHARLES W. ELIOT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT PLANNING CONSULTANT 25 RESERVOIR STREET CAMBRIDGE. MASSACHUSETTS 02138 TELEPHONE: KI RKLAND 7-37 14 OMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GARDENS AND ESTATES ITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING PARKS AND RECREATION AREAS May 31, 1970 Mr. William Hooper, Chairman Wilmington Planning Board Wilmington, Mass. 0188? Dear Mr. Hooper, Our efforts over the past eighteen months have resulted in this report - "Planning for Wilmington." This is the so-called j "Master Plan" which the Town ordered at the Town Meeting in I March 1966, in the hope that planning and forethought would help to guide the forces of inevitable change towards a well- rounded and balanced Wilmington of the future. For convenience and reference, the report is presented in several parts with an "Introduction and Summary" which describes the work done and includes recommendations for action. This is your Consultant's Report (and I assume full responsibility for it), but I hope it reflects the thinking and desires of all the members of the Planning Board, - and through them the thinking of officials and citizens of Wilmington. I am greatly indebted to you and your fellow Board members for your help and cooperation, as well as to many other officials and citizens • I hope that you will succeed in securing action on the many proposals and recommendations contained in this report. Respectfully submitted. Planning Consultant PLANNING FOR WILMINGTON Prepared by Charles W. Eliot, Planning Consultant TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION A. Purposes of a Comprehensive General Plan - Goals, Pictures, Previous Planning B. Preparation of the Plan and Actions Taken Surveys and Data, Development of Plans, Actions Taken, A Continuing Process C. Summary Findings and Recommendations PART 1 - SURVEY - EXISTING CONDITIONS - INTRODUCTION A. Natural Features General Descriptions, Topography, Drainage Systems- Streams, Swamps and Ponds - Soils, Vegetation and Wildlife B. Historical Background Settlement, Farmsteads, Mills, Early Roads, Middlesex Canal, Railroad Era, Suburban Development, Automobile Age C. Regional Influences Location, Ipswich River Watershed Commission, MBTA, MDC Sewer, Neighboring Towns D. Existing Land Uses Base Maps, Neighborhoods, Ownerships, - Public and Tax Delinquent Houses, Agriculture, Business, and Industry Woodlands, Wetlands Highways^ Electric Lines, Utilities and Facilities E. Economic Base Occupations, Family Incomes, Employment of Residents, Employment in Wilmington, Spending Habits, Payrolls, etc. F. Questionnaire Appendix - PART II - PLANS AND PROPOSALS INTRODUCTION A. Population Projections Previous Projections Development Capacities B. Development Patterns - Residential, Business and Industrial Policies and Tools for Guidance C. Transportation and Circulation Streets and Highways Data and Standards, Major Projects and Major Street Plan and Subdivision Patterns, Parking, Street Names Rail, Bus, Auto Truck, and Air and Wires D. Open Spaces Conservation, Wellfields, Town Forest, Parks and Recreation Special Problems - Appendix - Form for Conservation Suirvey E. Utilities - Water, Sewer, Electricity, Storm Drainage, Pipe and Transportation Lines F. Facilities - Schools and Recreation Dump and Solid Wastes Disposal Town Offices Fire - Police - Communication Center G. General Plan - Short, Long and Utopian Ranges PART III - ZONING Background of Development to present. Proposed Further Actions - PART IV - SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS Review of Existing Regulations Revisions Proposed PART V - CAPITAL OUTLAY PROGRAM "Framework" and Data for Six Year Program r MRRIMAC I >^ NEWBURYPOl x'wtST NEWBURY \ /'^'^* HAVTRHILL X NEWBURy fiAWBrN(;€/ L/ '\ NOWIH AND -V -ndovebA^, boxford /i*^^ ■ 'S^' -'y^ \ I SHIRLEY V AVER / -_- / \ \ HARVARD 1 LANCASTER \ I * > ^ TEWKSeURV WESTfORO 1 CHELWSFOHD / "^"-^ TTLt TON NOR TM HEADING \ ODLtTON /v^^^r' / STOW 1 I CLINTON^ MAYNARO / \ MEOFORO; ^'ALOEN / \ LVNN \ , . JS \ \ '.WAMPSCOTT WARLBQROUGH |NORTHBOROUGH^ y WESTBOSO" "» N '•j SHEBBORN ) DOVER COHASSEr WESTWOOO ^'•^^ ; HOLLISTON S , /^Sjv /' V \ v. BRAINTREE | f^" ^^''^''^ ''jf Vnorw<»o / \ranool^J ; X*"* V MrtLJS --^ |l CANTON \ Jtm ■ ii i }■- ' MEDWAV \ J J WALPOU ^ /hQLBROOkI *l HINGHAM SCITUATE — v> NQftTMBRlDGt ^ I ^1 MENDON I UXBRIOGE !— ^ I I MlLLVILLEl i i"^ 1 ■r--^./''— wX_^'' pELLINGHAjM \ NORFOLK J FRANKLIN \ OCKLANO 1 WHENTHAM / J FOXBOROIJGH -> HANSON EAST , ^ V BRIOGEWATEH \ ^ BRIDGEWATER i / ( N I / / / PEMBROKE / / / SCALE IN MILES M.O.C. SEWER. DISTRICT REGIONAL FACTORS Planning for Wilmington , METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING DISTRICT ENLARGED TO PRESENT SIZE ■ CHAPTER 588. ACTS OF 1966 INITIAL LEGISLATION' CHAPTER 668, ACT OF 1963 TO ACCOVIPAHY "70I" «JtPO«.T ©Y CUK«.ttS W.EUOT PLANNING FOR WILMINGTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Prepared by Charles W. Eliot, Planning Consultant INTRODUCTION All Planning is concerned with the interrelation of forces acting on or within a given area or function. In every case there are many of these "forces", hopes, ambitions, needs to be taken into account - and often they conflict. In every community - as in every individual - there are both yearnings for the past and hopes for the future - the desire for security and continuity, and at the same time, the eagerness for opportunity, improvement and growth. We want both to preserve and continue the proven values of the past and to provide better education, larger opportunities and improvements for the next generation. At the same time, we are all subject to fears or desires for power, money or "status" which bring out such ugly motives as greed and selfishness. Our communities - like individuals - have the same mixed values and the same needs for restraints, temperance, and forbearance. We need to "emphasize the positive" but not neglect control of negative influences. All planning is based on the assumption that growth and change are inevitable, that the only absolute certainty in life is change, - and that through planning we can influence change. It is always difficult for people to adjust to the forces of change. Our first reactions are always to resist. Every community within reasonable commuting distance of MetropoUtan Boston is certain to grow and change, and from the knowledge gained in meeting similar problems in comparable communities, it should be possible to develop policies, plans and programs to guide the growth of Wilmington. The problems to be faced are all related to "growth" but reflect the original or basic, physical characteristics of the area, the history of the community, and the investments and commitments already made for its development. We build on foundations already established - but sometimes have to rebuild or reinforce the foundations, and change or adapt the superstructure for new or changed uses. Planning must therefore be directed towards correction of past mistakes or present trends, and towards prevention of future errors and seizure of opportunities for desirable change. The opportunities for Wilmington lie in guidance of growth through encouragement of development by both private enterprise and pubhc action in accordance with agreed Goals, Objectives, Policies and Plans; and through the exercise of "those restraints which make men free" to prevent foreclosure of the future and actions against the common good. I A. PURPOSES OF COMPREHENSIVE GENERAL PLAN Every "Master Plan" or Comprehensive General Plan has at least three purposes: 1 . To state or establish Goals or Objectives; 2. To picture the future of the community in maps, diagrams and words as it might desirably appear in fifteen or twenty years; and 3. To propose action to carry out the Plan. 1. GOALS The proposals for "Wilmington Future" in the General Plan are directed towards: A. Protection of valued existing characteristics of the Town, and of environmental and property values against destruction, pollution, or avoidable loss. B. Effective use and maintenance of previous investments in streets and highways, schools and recreation facilities, public buildings and lands, and public services. C. Development of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Uses in Neighborhood Patterns, shaped by open spaces, and provided with services and amenities for the welfare of all the people. D. Provision of essential and desired facilities and services, - ranging from streets for access and to alleviate traffic congestion, through school and recreation, police and fire protection, water supply, solid waste disposal, and sewerage to Town offices and service buildings. E. Retention of opportunities for our successors tc adjust to new and presently unforeseen needs and to "inevitable change." Orderly growth requires advance planning for land use, traffic circulation and access, community facilities and the amenities. The Comprehensive General Plan presented in these pages is a further step in the continuing process of planning for those purposes. a 2. WILMINGTON - FUTURE A "Master Plan" or Comprehensive General Plan is, in one sense, a picture of how the Town might look fifteen or twenty years hence. For Wilmington, it is a huge picture, covering 17.08 square miles or 10,975 acres; and with an even larger background reflecting the influence of Metropolitan Boston and the Ipswich and Merrimack River Valleys. The colors in the picture represent the shapes and uses of land in woods, pastures, and swamps, and for different purposes of residence, business, industry, agriculture, recreation, conservation, etc. With the passage of time and inevitable change, all of these colors or land uses change. The design or structure in this picture reflects the economic functioning of the community and the forces of transportation and communication which play upon it. 3. PREVIOUS PLANNING The people of Wilmington have been unusually aware of the necessity for guidance of actions, - large and small, by private and public agencies, - which cumulatively may either mar or ruin the picture or bring it to reahty. The Town has profited substantially from the many planning activities undertaken since the Planning Board was established in 1930. Among these activities, some that have most significantly affected the picture of "Wilmington Future" are: 1. Zoning - first adopted in 1934, extensively revised in 1955 and further amended at frequent intervals since. 2. Subdivision Regulations - reworked in 1955 and 1965. 3. A General Plan Report - 1955-57 by Wilham Goodman of Planning and Renewal Associates - summarized in the 1957 Town Report. 4. Studies for Water Supply and Sewerage Systems by Whitman and Howard in 1958. 5. Street Names- 1958-59. 6. A Report on Schools, Recreation and Capital Budget by Economic Development Associates in 1 960. 7. Matching Funds offered by "Wilmington Industries" which made possible the employment of Consultants for: •a. Studies by Samuel P. Snow - 1963-66 on Apartments, Land Use near 1-93, revision of Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, etc. b. Preparation of reports and plans, by or under the direction of Charles W. Eliot, including: 1 ) Preliminary Report - Planning for Wilmington - March 1 966 2) Proposed Official Map - by Charles E. Downe 3) Existing Land Uses - by Stephen Bartlett 4) Open Spaces and Tax Delinquent Properties. c. Contract for an "Operational Soil Survey" with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service, 1967. (completed 1969) 3 d. Application for a Flood Plain Report by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. e. Purchase of Air Photographs; and finally for f. Application and Funding for the "701 Planning Project" begun on July 23, 1968. While, of course, the major actions and decisions affecting the picture of "Wilmington Future" have been, are, and will be those of the people of the Town, the actions of neighboring towns and regional agencies - reflecting the growth of Metropohtan Boston and the importance of regional considerations - are of increasing significance to Wilmington. These "outside" planning activities have included: 1 . Special Reports on the Bay Circuit 1955-56 leading to enactment of Chapter 631 - Acts of 1956. 2. Planning Studies and Projects of the Eastern Mass. Regional Planning Project with Reports on Population, Economic Base, etc., and most importantly on Transportation. 3. Metropolitan Area Planning Council Reports on a. Open Spaces and Recreation b. Guides for Progress c. Water and Sewers d. Solid Waste Disposal e. Housing, etc. 4. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority: Master Transit Plan 5. Ipswich River - "Public Water Supply Resources" 1965 and organization and continuing work of the Ipswich River Watershed Commission. 6. Merrimack Valley studies with special reference to sewerage in Tewksbury, adjoining the Silver Lake Section of Wilmington; 7. Shawsheen Valley Technical High i n Billerica, just west of the Wilmington line - and 8. Plans of Neighboring towns including those of a. . Woburn by Blackwell, 1959 and Metcalf and Eddy 1966-68, including studies for Industrial Development and Highways between Main Street and Interstate 93; b. Burlington Master Plan 1965 and studies for Water Supply and other projects close to the Wilmington line. c. Andover Master Plan 1965 by Adams, Howard and Opperman and Open Space Studies by Shurchff, 1969. B. PREPARATION OF PLAN AND ACTIONS TAKEN This Comprehensive General Plan for Wilmington has been prepared in accordance with a vote of the Tovi^n Meeting in March 1966 when the Town provided $10,000, with the assistance of "Wilmington Industries", for this purpose; and with the assistance of a "701" Planning Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of double the sum provided by the Town. As reported in the annual Town Reports, the services of Charles W. EUot, Planning Consultant and former Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, were secured through a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Commerce and Development (June 1 , 1968) to advise the Planning Board on the Comprehensive Planning Study. The project was officially launched at a meeting of July 23, 1968, at the Sweetheart Plastics Plant, of the Planning Board, Selectmen, Town Manager and other Town Officials, together with Representatives of "Wilmington Industries" and numerous citizens. Over a twenty-two months period, this Comprehensive General Plan has been prepared with the cooperation of Town Officials and the participation of large numbers of citizens, in the hope that it would express not just the thinking of the Planning Board, but the thoughtful views of all the townspeople. This Report on "Planning for Wilmington" is presented with an Introduction - including a Summary of Findings and Recommendations, and two Parts: Part I - SURVEY - Existing Conditions, and Part II - PLANS AND PROPOSALS. Additional Materials on Zoning, Subdivision Regulations and Capital Budget, etc. are separately submitted. 1. SURVEYS AND DATA The first period of work for the preparation of this report was necessarily devoted primarily to gathering and interpretating the materials for Part I - SURVEY. The progress made during 1968 was reported in detail in the Town Report for 1968. Attention was also given to pressing problems which could not wait for the completion of the Planning Program. Among these "special" situations which required time consuming and detailed consideration were: 1. The collapse of the Shawsheen Ave. Bridge and the plans for a substitute location at Richmond Street; 2. Proposals for a "Middle Belt", with "corridor" location and design studies by Highway Consultants, Howard, Needles, etc., to the Mass. Department of Public Works; and participation with other towns involved in the "SILC" project of the M. A.P.C. 3. Proposal by the M.A.P.C., in its Open Space Plan, for a major "reservation" in southwest Wilmington and Burlington with two or more "retention-recreation" reservoirs; 4. The status and disposition of "Town-Owned" and other Tax Delinquent Properties in Wilmington ; and S 5. Proposals for "Conservancy" and Flood Plain Zoning to protect the wetlands of the Town against pollution, and the residents against flooding and the hazards of high water. Special reports and recommendations on each of these subjects were prepared and submitted to the Planning Board. During 1969, the work on Surveys and Data Collection, was, of course, continued, intensified and the draft chapters for this report put in semi-final form. Citizen participation by groups and individuals has greatly aided the project, and every request by the Board or its Consultant for information, assistance or conference with other Town officials and agencies has been met with cooperation. Projects aided in these ways included: 1 . For the Natural Features Inventory, the Conservation Commission organized a series of Committees with specially quahfied citizens who identified, prepared lists and mapped the location of the "natural science and natural beauty" features of the Town. The Inventory included Botanic, Geologic, Ornithologic, and Natural Science Features, which in the opinion of the particular committee should be protected or enhanced. The participation of informed citizens in this endeavor has been especially valuable. These inventory materials, added to the considerable information previously gathered by the Conservation Commission, are now included in the Chapter on "Natural Features" in Part I of this Report. Their significance to the recommendations in the Open Space Plan (in Part II) is discussed in that section. 2. For the Chapter of Historical Background , Captain Larz Neilson provided a wealth of materials and editorial review. 3. Questionnaire. Because the Planning Board was anxious to have the Comprehensive General Plan reflect the views and desires of their fellow townspeople, a Planning Questionnaire was initiated with the help of the Consultant, and mailed to everyone receiving water services in the Town on January 3, 1969. Some 1040 householders (about a quarter of those questioned) filled out and returned the questionnaires, - a most encouraging indication of the eager interest and concern of the townspeople in the future of the Town. Coding and tabulation of the returns have provided data on land use and residences, on commuting and shopping travel, lot sizes, industrial development, conservation policies, etc.; and stimulated comments and suggestions on what is "Right about Wilmington" or bad about existing conditions, and what improvements or changed policies should be considered in the "Master Plan." These results are reviewed in a "Questionnaire" Chapter of Part I. 4. Employees' Residences and Places of Work. Records were made available by AVCO, and, through the cooperation of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, by five other major employers in the Town, from which "origin and destination" traffic lines have been derived. These data, combined with figures on commuting and shopping habits of Wilmington residents from the Questionnaire have helped to locate points of traffic congestion requiring attention. The Consultant, his Associates, and Assistants have continued work on Inventory Data for Part I of the Report and as special information was needed in connection with the preparation of plans and proposals on Open Space, Streets and Highways, Schools, etc. These materials have included information on land uses, roads and traffic, population trends and economic data, "capacity" for growth under existing zoning, and planning activities in neighboring towns. The "Operational Soil Survey" for Wilmington has been prepared by the U.S. Soil Conservation Service under a separate contract with the Town. AH of the field work was completed by August 1, 1968, and maps and reports on soils and "soil association" in different parts of the Town were delivered on May 20, 1969. The report records the soils and reviews the suitability of soils for a variety of uses, and the severity of limitations on those uses due to soil conditions. The Soil Survey is summarized in Chapter A of Part I. 2. PRELIMINARY PLANS AND PROGRESS REPORT On February 4, 1969, Preliminary Plans and a Progress Report on all of the work under the "701" Planning Project to that date were presented to a meeting of Town Officers, citizens and officials of the Mass. Department of Community Affairs at the New Memorial Library. Maps were exhibited and explained by the Consultant and his associates. Well over 100 persons attended the meeting and participated in the general discussion of the possible lines of action and policy outlined by the Chairman of the Planning Board and the Planning Consultant. With the helpful suggestions and criticisms obtained from that meeting work then proceeded on the revision and amplification of these preliminary studies. 3. DEVELOPMENT OF PLANS Proposals for future land use, open space, commercial and industrial development; for streets and highways; schools and public facilities, and for utiHties have been developed by the Consultant in drafts for discussion with the Planning Board and with the Town Officers and others particularly concerned; and re-worked to form the Chapters in Part II of the Planning Report. These Proposals are summarized in a later section with recommendations for priorities and actions. For this work, the Planning Board and the Consultant have kept in close touch with the Town Manager and have met with the Selectmen, Finance Committee, Conservation Commission, School Committee, Permanent Building Committee, and other Town Officials to review with them problems and procedures, sources of data, and possible policies and programs. There have also been meetings with the Planning Boards from adjoining towns, with the Ipswich River Watershed Commission and with the Towns in the corridor proposed for the Middle Belt under the so-called "SILC" (Subregional Intertown Liaison Committee) project of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Since both the Chairman of the Planning Board and the Consultant are members of the Executive Committee of the M.A.P.C. the relationship between regional and local planning proposals has received constant attention. The Planning Consultant has conferred with State Officials at the Department of Public Works, Department of Commerce and Development, Department of Community Affairs and Department of Natural Resources for data and information on projects and proposals affecting Wilmington. During the period of the "701 Planning Project", the Planning Consultant has been assisted in the work by Duncan Hughes, Charles W. March, and by Roy Mann, who is primarily responsible for the Open Space Plan. 7 4. IMPLEMENTATION AND ASSISTANCE Under our form of government and with our reliance on initiative by private enterprise, actions to carry out plans will depend on a multitude of decisions by many people. It is hoped that the "picture" of how Wilmington might look fifteen or twenty years hence may suggest to owners or developers of properties, some of the possibilities which would benefit both themselves and the whole community. Certainly one of the purposes in preparing a Comprehensive Plan is to encourage, induce, and guide private actions in the public interest. At the same time, it is necessary - as noted earlier -to restrain those who might act or propose actions contrary to the plan or which would prevent others or the Town itself from carrying out particular projects which are important elements of the plan. Furthermore, the Town should see to it that actions by private developers do not impose undue burdens on the general public, - both immediately or at a future date. Governments, at all levels from Town and County or Regional through State and Federal, - can and should take many actions to bring the picture nearer reality and to protect the future against unwise commitments in the present. It is well known, for instance, that the opening of a new road, highway improvements, or the availability of water, sewers and utilities, or the construction of a new school are positive influences in the manner and direction of private investment. By the provision and timing of "public improvements" or by the deliberate withholding of services, government can and does effect the where and when of growth and development. The "Master Plan" includes many proposals for "improvements" which might be provided with varying division of costs among different levels of government according to the nature of the project and the availability of funds under Federal and State Laws. Federal participation is through grants-in-aid to or through the State for highways, transportation, open spaces, education, housing, community facihties, welfare and planning. The policies of the Federal government in providing these aids and funds are increasingly in the direction of making all or any assistance dependent on a showing that the projects are consistent with regional or metropohtan plans. Direct State action and responsibility is assured for such highways as Interstate 93, Route 125, Route 38 and the substitute bridge over the railroad at Richmond Street. Negotiations have been begun for State participation in a New Route 129, and for improved access to the Industrial Area. Through employment of Highway Consultants, Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff, the State Department of Public Works has developed alternative plans for the "Middle Belt" across Wilmington. The Town has applied for and received grants-in-aid for the acquisition of "open spaces" from State and Federal Sources. Indirect action from the State will also be involved in relation to regional problems of solid-waste disposal, air pollution control, water pollution abatement (particularly of the Ipswich 8 River), regional schools, etc.; and, as noted elsewhere, as the source of grants-in-aid for a variety of projects. The initiative to seek State or Federal assistance or participation lies with the Town. The existence of the Comprehensive General Plan should be helpful to the Town in ordering the projects for which it may seek State or Federal assistance, and should also be helpful to the State and Federal agencies in appraising the significance of such projects to the future of the Town and of the related neighboring communities. The County of Middlesex is also involved in the implementation of plans - particularly for County Roads and Chapter 90 road improvements. The assistance of the County has been sought in connection with the project for a "New Route 129" by -passing Wilmington Plaza. Regional Planning considerations are also important to assure cooperation with neighboring municipalities. Membership in the Metropolitan Area Planning Council facilitates such co- operation and fulfills the prerequisite for receiving a variety of aids from the Federal Government - for open space grants, housing and urban renewal, water and sewer facil- ities - because applications for such grants have to be certified by a Regional Planning Agency as in accordance with regional plans. Since Wilmington lies on the outer edge of the M.A.P.C. District, Plans for the future of the Town must also be related to proposals in the Ipswich River Valley and Merrimack River Valley. That means cooperation with the Regional Planning Agencies centered in Lowell and Lawrence, and with the Ipswich River Watershed Commisssion. The Town is the key governmental agency for implementation of plans, - both for land acquisition, road improvements, new schools and facilities, etc., and also for guidance of private investment and actions. The burden of "controlling" actions which might work against carrying out of the plan falls almost entirely on the local government under enabling legislation enacted by the General Court. The Town can act to protect the public interest through zoning, subdivision regulations, health and building regulations and other procedures under the police power. The "Master Plan" includes proposals for "positive" zoning which, it is hoped, will encourage the best use of land and discourage or prevent uses which are contrary to the plan. Detailed recommendations for Zoning changes. Subdivision Regulations and a Framework for a Capital Budget are contained in Parts III, IV and V of the General Plan Report. 5. ACTIONS TAKEN DURING PLANNING PERIOD While the "General Plan" was being prepared actions affecting the work have, of course, continued, and the Planning Consultant has participated in many of the conferences when projects and proposals were in preparation. a. Zoning. At the 1969 Town Meeting, the Town failed to register the necessary two-thirds vote to amend the Zoning By-law to include a "Conservancy District", as proposed by the Planning Board. This proposal was intended to protect the wetlands of the Town against TEWK destruction by filling or building and against pollution of water supply sources. On the other hand, the Town Meeting followed the recommendations of the Planning Board - approving or rejecting other articles relating to Zoning, including approval of a petition to the General Court for exemption from the 50 foot lot provisions of the Zoning Enabling Act, repeal of the "Stadium" provisions, and numerous other changes. The General Court enacted a special bill introduced by Representative Cain as requested by the Town to state that "Section 5-A of Chapter 40A of the General Laws shall not apply to the Town of Wilmington." A second attempt - on a much more limited scale - to establish Flood Plain Zoning at the 1970 Annual Town Meeting also failed, but the Town approved some of the other Zoning Changes and turned down the petitions brought by private parties. b. Land Acquisition and Assignment of "Town-Owned" lands to Town Agencies for public purposes has continued, with particular attention to the furtherance of the so-called "Hathaway Acres" project between Charlotte Drive and Martins Brook, and the acquistion of properties on the shores of Silver Lake. A vote of the 1969 Town Meeting to acquire the Grange Property was somehow "defective", but corrective action was taken in 1970. The Planning Board, its Consultant, the Town Manager and Town Treasurer have devoted a great deal of study to the status and appropriate disposition of the "Town-Owned" and other Tax Title properties in the Town. Several parcels have been transferred to the Conservation Commission by votes of the 1969 and 1970 Town Meetings. The recommendations for open space, well-fields. School sites and other public lands in the General Plan reflect those studies in specific proposals for assignment of parcels to particular Town agencies. c. Streets and Highways: The 1969 and 1970 Town Meetings "accepted the layouts" for a number of streets and street widenings which are parts of the Major Street Plan. These projects included, most importantly, the Town approved action by the State to relocate the Shawsheen Avenue Bridge. This project is close to that recommended in the 1957 General Plan and a first step in provision of "A New Route 129" which has been the subject of numerous meetings with the Town Manager, Selectmen, and Representative Cain. Studies by the Planning Consultant and the Town Engineer for a by-pass of Main Street - incorporating the "Olson Street Project" have been presented to the Mass. Department of Public Works, and are currently the basis for a layout by the County Commissioners. Similarly, street projects for service of industries in the southeast corner of Wilmington and in Woburn have been studied and discussed at great length with Town Officers, Representative Cain and the D.P.W. The Consultant's recommendations are included in the Summary of the Streets and Highways Plan. The "Middle Belt" project for a limited access highway midway between Route 128 and Interstate 495 as proposed by the State has been steadfastly opposed, and in the past six months Wilmington has been joined in this fight by six other towns along the proposed route of this highway in the "SILC" planning project. II The replacement of the Nichols Avenue bridge over the railroad is proceeding according to plans with current discussion of the need for widening and sidewalks to the Tewksbury line. The Planning Board continues to "process" a large number of "Subdivisions" involving decisions on roads and wetlands. d. Library and Schools. The new Public Library was completed and opened in 1969 - (and used for the meeting at which the Open Space Plan was presented). The studies and reports by John Miller of Hill and Associates on School Needs have occasioned meetings and discussion of a new or an addition to the High School, a new South Intermediate School or enlargement of the North and West Intermediate Schools, and the outlook for additional Elementary Schools and the use or conversion of outdated facilities. The new Shawsheen School has been constructed. These studies and actions are of special interest to the Planning Board in relation to "site" considerations and to desirable "multiple use" of expensive facilities. e. Industrial Development of the DiCenso and Barbo Industrial Tracts and off Andover Street, has advanced rapidly over the past two years. (In July, the Town Crier noted that in the first six months of 1969 "Construction Permits for Industrial Construction exceeded $4,000,000.") f. By-Law Committee. The 1969 Town Meeting authorized a special By-Law Study Com- mittee which was granted an extension to 1971 for its study of revisions in the Building Codes and other by-laws. g. Sewerage and Drainage. The Town has taken steps for extension of sewers and for further studies of drainage by Whitman and Howard. h. Citizens Planning Advisory Committee. Through the efforts of the Planning Board - under the leadership of Chairman Madelyn McKie, a Citizens Planning Advisory Committee was formed at a meeting on April 29, 1970 and at a second meeting Task Forces were organized to study and propose actions to implement the proposals of the "General Plan." 6. PLANNING - A CONTINUING PROCESS From the foregoing account of "actions taken", it is clear that many planning proposals for Wilmington are still "in process." In the discussion of the "Survey" and the "Plan" which follows, a number of items of unfinished business are also noted. a. Base Maps: 1. To keep up to date the base maps and records of land uses (including non-conforming uses under the Zoning By-law) with addition of new streets and buildings as they are constructed. 2. To continue the Town Engineer's work to up-date the Assessor's Maps with recordings of transfers in ownership and changes in boundary Unes. 3. To develop and maintain listings of Public Ways with record of widths of right of way, pavement, etc., and of sidewalks, water mains, sewers, etc. b. Surveys and Special Studies are needed for: 1. Bench marks to establish elevations of areas subject to perennial or "15 year floods", - as basis for application of Flood Plain or Conservancy Zoning. 2. Appointment and Study of an Historic District Study Committee as required for establishment of Historic Districts and protection of historic sites as provided in Chapter 40C, General Laws. 3. Code Reviev^ by the By-law Study Committee, - utilizing the experience in neighboring towns and the so-called "National Codes" - B.O.A.C. 4. Surveys and Layouts for Streets and Widenings - both in fee and for "building lines." c. Planning Administration: 1. to provide professional - planning and/or engineering - review and advice to the Planning Board on proposed zoning changes and on all subdivision projects including engineering inspection during construction of road and drainage projects. 2. to develop and revise annually by joint action of the Finance Committee, Selectmen and Planning Board, a Capital Budget for submission to the annual Town Meeting. 3. to further amend and revise the Zoning By-law and Zoning Map for application of a Flood Plain District to Flood Plains, an "Institutional" District to Pubhc and semi-public properties, and with consideration of Planned Unit Development or "Cluster Zoning", grouping of business areas to replace "strip zoning", and similar improvements or possibiHties. 4. to up-date and adopt an "Official Map" in order to eliminate many "paper streets" and to project and protect major highway and park (open space) projects. 5. to review and revise the Subdivision Regulations periodically in order to maintain standards for improvements in new subdivision at least equal to those in neighboring or comparably situated towns. 6. to continue membership in the Metropolitan Area Planning Council with active participation in its work, - particularly to further cooperation with neighboring towns and with State agencies on planning projects of regional significance. 7. to meet with planning boards of neighboring towns at regular intervals (at least once a year) for exchange of information on policies and proposals. 8. to work with and through the Citizens Planning Advisory Committee for the greater public understanding and implementation of the proposals in the General Plan. 9. to re-evaluate - constantly - all the proposals in this report in the light of changing conditions and changing needs. This report and this plan will be most useful in so far as it is considered as a Step in the Planning Process, - as a dynamic rather than static plan. There is always a danger that a Town, having developed a so-called "Master Plan", will relax rather than intensify efforts to guide growth and change in the community. If the time, effort, and expense of work on the comprehensive general plan are to return full value, the planning initiated in the preparation of the Master Plan must be continued with constant re-evaluation of goals, objectives, procedures, projects and programs. Planning is a continuing process, - building on the past. Continuity is a key ingredient of progress. "The Past is Prologue. " We should treasure the evidences of past accomplishments and maintain the institutions and examples we have inherited. Since "nothing is certain in this world except change": Planning must always be "open-ended" - subject to change. The philosophy of Herodi- tus - cryptically summarized in the two words, "It flows" - stresses not only continuity with the past, but also anticipation of new challenges, new ways and new accomplishments in the future. We must not tie the hands or foreclose the options for succeeding generations to meet the problems of their day or to seize new opportunities to improve the conditions of life. IS PHYSICAL FEATURES WETLANDS HIGH TERRAIN ESKERS SIGNIFICANT HABITATS - WILDFOWL - OTHER WILDLIFE - PLANTLIFE MIDDLESEX CANAL - TRACES IN GOOD CONDITION - TRACES IN FAIR CONDITION ABANDONED R.R. GRADE POWER TRANSMISSION LINES TOWN DUMP <5 /r^N Wl LM I NGTO N WILMINGTON PLANNING BOARD CHARLES W. ELIOT, PLANNING CONSULTANT 0.5 mile 1.0 C. SUMMARY FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1. FINDINGS The Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts, hes along the northern edge of Middlesex County with its center (Town Hall) sixteen (16) miles north of Boston, ten (10) miles south of Lawrence, eleven (11) miles southeast of Lowell and fifteen (15) miles west of Salem. The towns surrounding Wilmington are clockwise: - Andover on the north, North Reading and Reading on the east, Woburn and Burlington on the south and Billerica and Tewksbury on the west. Wilmington is a member of the Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council and lies at the midpoint of the northern boundary of the M.A.P.C. district. The town is also a member of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Metropolitan Sewer District, and of the Ipswich River Watershed Commission, - since it contains most of the headwaters of that river. The Town shares with Bedford, Billerica, Burlington and Tewksbury responsibihty for the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School which is located in Billerica near the Wilmington line. Natural Features* The boundaries of Wilmington enclose 17.08 square miles or 10,957 acres. The topography has been described as "shallow" with a general range in elevation between 75 feet and 120 feet above mean sea level. Over a quarter of the town's acres are wetlands, - constituting the headwaters of the Ipswich River. The lowest elevation is 70 feet above m.s.l. on the Ipswich River at the town line shared with Reading and North Reading. A ridge reaching 200 ft. elevation Ues along the southwest (Burlington) line and the highest crest - 255 feet - is found in the extreme north overlooking Foster's Pond. The patterns and shapes of the presently "developed" areas in Wilmington reflect these physical conditions and features, the controlling forces at the times of settlement and development, and the timing and types of transportation facilities which have been provided. The extensive wetlands and "low topography" at the headwaters of the Ipswich River have effectually limited and shaped "developments" on the uplands or to areas which could be economically drained or safeguarded against floods. Four major tributaries of the Ipswich River, with the swamps along them have divided the uplands into "neighborhoods" or developed areas. The order of settlement of the uplands also has reflected the soils, - their value for agriculture or their abihty to absorb sanitary wastes from building developments. Historical Background* The early settlers in New England invariably sought out the best agricultural soils in order to assure their self-sufficiency or survival in the pre-industrial era. They were also attracted to *For detailed discussion under each of these headings see the corresponding Chapter in Part I or II. \7 HISTORIC FEATURES 1=J HOUSES HOUSES STILL EXISTING MILLS EARLIEST ROADS Wl LM I NGTO N WILMINGTON PLANNING BOARD CHARLES W. ELIOT, PLANNING CONSULTANT "falling water" for their lumber and grist mills. Since the Industrial Revolution, the choices by men of places to live have been more influenced by accessibility to where they were employed, where they shopped, or where educational, recreational and other facilities were available. Transportation facilities in successive periods of Wilmington's history have been a third major factor in the location and timing of development. The Town's present "patterns" can be traced to the earliest roads, to the construction of the Middlesex Canal, and to the several railroads which traversed the area in the middle 1 800's. Then followed the "Street Railway Era" which also provided routes across Wilmington from Boston to the Merrimack Valley Cities, and provoked a rash of speculative subdivision projects. Now, in the "Automobile Age", we have become dependent on trucks and cars - which, for their numbers and speeds, require new and wider roads and expressways, as well as parking areas. Development - particularly for business and industry - depends on one or another of these transportation facilities and is stimulated by their existence and efficiency. The significance of these transportation factors is evidenced in Wilmington by the rapid growth of industry near and since the opening of Interstate 93. The town has grown ten-fold in population over the past 60 years from 1858 in 1910 to 17,011 in 1970. The figures are: 1920- 2581 1955 - 9,408 1930-4013 1960- 12,475 1940-4645 1965 - 15,261 1950-7039 1970- 17,011 These residents live almost exclusively in single-family houses. The 1960 Housing Census recorded 96% of the housing structures with only one unit and new apartments have not been permitted since that time. Over 89% of all housing units were owner-occupied in 1 960. Existing Land Uses* Analysis of the Existing Land Uses - as recorded in 1968 - shows that of the total area of 10,957 acres in Wilmington, lands which were considered "developed" or committed, included: Residential Business Industry Open Space & Public R/W etc Total 2132 159 269 492 670 3722 acres or 34% of the total area. Of the remaining area 26% is so wet as to impose "severe limitations" on development, as indicated in the Soil Survey. Development Capacities In order to project the location and amount of future development in Wilmington a study was made of the "Development Capacities" of the Town. For this study the same "Neighborhoods" used in the 1957 General Plan and the 1960 School and Recreation Study, were again used, but the figures reflected the 1968 Zoning requirements and Land Uses. A further factor of "Buildable Area" was also apphed, - excluding wetlands and existing parks, )9 WILMINGTON EXISTING & ultimate: f schools, etc. The resulting figures show undeveloped "Buildable" Areas now zoned for: Residental Business Industr y Total 3801 100 936 4837 Acres Although a percentage of this "buildable" area will have to be used for streets and other public uses, there is room in Wilmington for substantial potential increases for each of the residential, business and industrial categories in the Town as a whole but with huge differences among the thirteen neighborhoods or sectors according to the amounts of existing development and wetlands. It should be stressed that these figures reflect the present zoning which is always subject to change. From these same calculations on Buildable Areas, estimates of "potential" population growth were also developed. Population Growth Estimates There have been a variety of estimates on the future growth of population in Wilmington according to the purposes involved and using different assumptions concerning controlling influences. In the Population Chapter several of these estimates are reviewed with explanations and comments on their significance. For example: The 1957 General Plan Report contained five different procedures for population projections to 1980 with results ranging in totals for the town from 15,000 to 36,000. From those studies a figure of 19,000 was chosen as the number for whom planning should provide in 1980. The 1960 School and Recreation Report on "Schools and Recreation" analyzed the Sectors referred to above for "existing and potential dwelling units" in each sector, and came out with an "ultimate" 7371 d.u. in the Town. If that number is multiphed by 3.5 or 3.9 for the size of household, the population would reach 25,000 to 28,700. The authors of that report concluded that "Wilmington's ultimate population would approximate 30,000," and "moreover this saturation point is likely to be reached in the next 20 years" or by 1 980. The Metropolitan Area Planning Council also has prepared population projections for its area and for each of its member municipalities in connection with the Eastern Mass. Regional Planning Project. These projections provide estimated population figures for 1970, 1975 and low and high estimates for 1990 - 1965 1970 1975 1990 Lo 1990 Hi Wilmington 15,550 19,100 23,000 25,200 27,000 For this "701 Planning Project", the study of Development Capacities also included estimated figures for population at "ultimate" development for each of the thirteen sectors. The total "ultimate" population for the Town came out at 36,877, and was arrived at by "straight-line projections" based on assumptions of continuance of present zoning, densities of development, household size, etc. Since all of these factors are certain to change the calculations From more complete account in Chapter - A. Population in Part II. are correspondingly certain to be in error, but they do. confirm the 1957 estimates of a probable maximum figure for ultimate development. It should also be noted that the rate of growth in any one of the 1 3 sectors, while it might someday reach the "ultimate", will vary greatly according to accessibility and when properties are available or subdivided. Residential construction over the past 20 years is reflected in building permits which averaged - In spite of the low rate of new housing construction in recent years, the world-wide "population explosion" and concentration in MetropoHtan areas make it appear inevitable that, whenever the "money market" permits, there will be a sharp increase in the number of residential building permits in Wilmington. With all these various estimates and projections in mind, a new projection has been attempted as shown on the following chart: 140 per year from 1951-54 152 per year from 1955-59 with an all-time high of 185 in 1955 130 per year from 1960-64 and 81 per year from 1965-69 with a low of only 11 in 1965. 36.861 -| POPULATION PROJECTIONS WILMINGTON, MASS. PROJECTIONS - I95T GENERAL PLAN PAST GROWTH -1930-1970 U.S.DECENKilAL CENSUS MASSACHUSETTS- 5 YEAR lo To Accom]panY RejaorV bYChar\&6W. t\\a\; O 1970 o o a- o In to to o in O O Regional Influences The problems and opportunities facing the citizens of Wilmington cannot be met by Wilmington alone ;- cooperative action with neighboring Municipahties, the County, the Metropolitan and Regional Agencies and the State is required. These relationships are illustrated by the Map on the inside of the front cover of this report. Municipal Boundaries seldom, if ever, define the limits of "functional" problems and plans: Thus for Water Resource Planning the whole of the Ipswich River Watershed must be considered, with the possibility of supplementary supplies from the Concord or the Merrimack Rivers and possible diversion of water to other parts of Metropolitan Boston. For this purpose Wilmington is a member of the Ipswich River Watershed Commission, and the Water Supply studies of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council(of which the Town is also a member) include Wilmington. Similarly for Open Space Planning, Sewerage, Highways and Transit, and Patterns of Development, the Town looks to the M.A.P.C., M.D.C., and several State agencies for planning assistance and implementation of planning projects. For Solid Waste Disposal cooperation with neighboring municipalities appears to be the only way the problem can be solved. Frequent inter-town meetings are needed to keep abreast of problems arising along or near Town Boundaries in connection with roads and subdivisions, zoning, and provision of municipal services. It is generally beUeved that the costs of some of these services could be reduced by contracts or agreements between towns for sharing specialized and expensive equipment. These and other related subjects are discussed in the Chapter C. Regional Influences in Part I of this Report. Economic Base The available data on the Occupations, Incomes and Places of Employment of Wilmington residents and Employees and Payrolls of Wilmington firms, value of manufactures and retail trade, etc. is reviewed in the Chapter on Economic Base in Part I, and records the doubling of payrolls in the past five years. Other Findings The highly successful Questionnaire conducted in Wilmington provided not only factual information but also many opinions - all of which have been taken into consideration for the General Plan. A summary of the results is contained in Part I. Finally, it was found useful to present the data on some aspects of the Plan in direct relation with the recommendations on those subjects in Part II of this Report. The reader is referred to Part II and the Chapters on Open Space Plan, Streets and Highways, Other Transportation Facilities and Public Buildings and Facilities for text, tables and maps showing existing conditions and data. 23 2. RECOMMENDATIONS The patterns and shapes of the presently "developed" areas in Wilmington reflect the physical conditions and features, the controlling forces at the times of settlement and development, and the timing and types of transportation which have been provided. These and other forces are still operating in Wilmington. It is impossible to predict for any extensive period in the future what properties may be on the market for development. In the preparation of long range plans for a community it is, therefore, necessary to assume that "anything can happen", and to try to influence change in an orderly fashion for the long range benefit of the whole community. Under our American "culture" the powers of the Town and public agencies to control the direction and timing of community growth are severely limited. We Americans, having "conquered the wilderness" and profited mightily from the constant increase in land values over three centuries, have strong views about private property and the "right to do with our own whatever we please." It has been said that "Americans have a 'Divine Right' to speculate in land." These attitudes are in marked contrast to those in older civilizations and cultures - such as those of Europe, where public policies of taxation and more direct controls have limited speculation in land. Where we regard land as just a "Commodity", they put more stress on the public interest in the essential aspects of life - land, water, and air. To influence and guide the forces of change and development, Massachusetts Cities and Towns have some "planning tools" - which are unfortunately limited in effectiveness but the best available. They include some controls under the Police Power, the authority to acquire and hold properties for public purposes, and the choice, in some instances, of whether to provide or withhold public improvements and services. The Town should exercise all the authority it can muster to guide development under: A. The Police Power, through: 1 . Zoning Regulations , controlling uses of lands and buildings, including densities of land use, heights of buildings and yards, etc.; 2. Health Regulations , - particularly in relation to disposal of wastes, - both sanitary and otherwise; 3. Building and Housing Codes, - for safety and health; 4. Subdivision Regulations , with requirements for installation of improvements and facilities directly serving new lots; and maintaining standards at least equal to those of neighboring towns. 5. Official Map to define the responsibility of the Town for "Paper Streets", to protect the bed of mapped streets and proposed parks and to encourage re-subdivision of areas to eliminate sub-standard lots. B. Public Ownership of Lands and rights-in-land, including authority to: 1. Acquire, develop and maintain properties for Open Spaces, Conservation, Rec- reation, Schools and Public Facilities; and to 2.H 2. Lay out Streets and Building Lines. C. Public Action for Urban Renewal and Development. D. Provision or Withholding of Facilities and Services such as L Schools, 2. Water, 3. Sewer, 4. Waste Collection and Disposal, and 5. Public Buildings, - guided in part by: E. A Capital Improvement Budget or Program to provide and time the investments by the Town in capital projects so as to encourage the orderly development of the Town. Parts III, IV and V of this Report - (separately submitted) include detailed recommendations on Zoning, Subdivision Regulations and Capital Budget - respectively, but the relationship of those proposals to the Patterns of Development are discussed below. As noted above, there is no way of knowing in what order areas in Wilmington will be developed for residence, business or industry, because properties come on the market when an advantageous sale may be possible or an estate has to be broken up to satisfy the heirs. It is, therefore, important that property owners and Town Officials should know what areas should be reserved for public purposes and what future streets and highways should be provided, as well as what densities and distribution of population must be served with schools, water, sewer and other public facilities. The General Plan presents proposals and recommendations to those ends. As part of the process of continuous planning and from time to time, as one or another area or section of Wilmington is affected by a proposed development, sketch plans for alternative arrangements of streets, open spaces, lots and services will be needed in order to check specific projects against the long-range needs of the larger area in which the specific project is located. 25 A. PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT The Findings in the previous section of this report stress the major influences of soil conditions, wetlands and transportation facilities on the settlement and growth of Wilmington. Brooks and wetlands, railroads and Interstate 93 presents barriers which divide the Town into neighborhoods. The studies of Development Capacities for the 1957, 1960 and this Planning Report have all referred to the same neighborhoods or sections in relation to zoning and population projections. The Zoning By-Law of Wilmington and the Zoning Map further divide the Town among six kinds of districts according to uses: - three for different densities of residential development, two for business and one for industry . All of the Town falls in one or another of these districts regardless of public ownership or physical fitness. In the areas zoned for industry, only dwellings which are "accessory" to the industrial uses of the property are permitted, so that the Industrial Districts are in effect separate "sections" and constitute further barriers between and defining residential "neighborhoods." Similarly the General Business Districts, because of their location on principal transportation routes, tend to reinforce the barriers between "neighborhoods." In order to further shape the patterns of development into "Neighborhoods" - and at the same time protect development against floods, pollution, etc., it is proposed to add a "Flood Plain District" to the Zoning Map applying initially to areas subject to flooding along the main streams, but extended to other wetlands as flood data becomes available from surveys or the anticipated report by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. A form of Conservancy Zoning is recommended for the extensive headwater swamps. Under the "Open Space Plan", discussed below. Flood Plain and Conservancy Zoning would be backed up by Conservation Easements and fee title public ownership of much of the wetlands. Whatever the Town does to protect its wetlands against unwise development, the State will also be acting under the Hatch Act and the Inland Wetlands Act through the issuance of "Orders" limiting uses and changes in wet areas. Around, within and among the neighborhoods or areas proposed for development there are or will be public or semipublic properties devoted to public or institutional purposes. To recognize the importance of those purposes to the community, and to guide land uses and developments within those properties a second new "Institutional or Public Use" District is proposed to be added to the Zoning Map which will include the well-fields, conservation areas, schools and recreation grounds, church properties and other institutions which may locate in the Town. RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT For over forty years planning theory in this country has placed great stress on the concept of "The Neighborhood Unit" ^ for the organization of residential areas. The idea is that within a city or town there are or should be "units" of residential development, centered around a "The Neighborhood Unit" by Clarence A. Perry in pp 22-132 of Vol II-Regional Survey of New York and Environs, 1929. Zl neighborhood school and bounded by natural or man-made barriers of wetlands, parks, railroads or major highways, and by Industry or other non-residential areas. Neighborhood stores would be located on the fringe or between neighborhoods. The theory goes on to suggest that a group of these neighborhood units should constitute a "community," which in turn is served by an Intermediate High School at a reasonably central location among the neighborhoods involved; and that a group of communities should be served by a High School, civic center and a central business district. The size of a "neighborhood unit" was suggested by Perry as the population which would support an ideal elementary school within walking distance from the outer limits of the unit. The units would thus vary in size with the density of residential development and the numbers of school children. By dividing the large city or town into these neighborhood units and then development it is hoped that "identity of place" and "neighborliness" will provide new meaning for community life. Although the conditions, theories and policies which underlie the "Neighborhood Theory" have changed materially over the years, the Federal Government in making grants for "701 Planning Projects" continues to require what is called "Neighborhood Analysis" in all Master Plan Reports. Accordingly, the discussion of Development Patterns in the body of this report draws on the chapters concerning Open Spaces, Streets and Highways, Transportation, etc. for definition of boundaries of Neighborhoods; and on the chapters concerning Public Facilities, Schools, etc. for service of Neighborhoods. The present Zoning By-Law and Zoning Map provides for three kinds of Residential Districts according to densities or size of lots: "R' - Rural Districts with minimum lot area of 60,000 sq. ft. and 200 foot frontage "SRA" - Single Residence A - lot area 22,500 sq. ft. and 125 foot frontage; and "SRB" - Single Residence - B - lot area 10,000 sq. ft. and 100 foot frontage. The areas shown on the Zoning Map for these Residential Districts reflect the lot sizes in "active" subdivision projects at the time the zoning provisions were adopted. The By-Law also provides that "a dwelling may be erected . . . having less than the required lot frontage ... or area" when the lot "conformed" with requirements in 1934 or is shown on a definitive subdivision plan approved after 1954. Although the State Law permitting development of 5000 sq. ft. lots is no longer applicable in Wilmington (because of the special Act approved in 1969) there are still a great many sub-standard lots, - mostly on "paper streets," - which can legally be built upon. The "R" - Rural districts in Wilmington are generally: 1) South of Butters Row and Mill Road to the Burlington Line, including the Town Forest, well field and extensive wetlands along Cold Spring and Saw Mill Brooks. Cf. "Design of Residential Areas" by Whitten and Adams in Harvard City Planning Series Vol. VI, 1929. 28 2) West Wilmington - west of Shawsheen Avenue to the River and Billerica Line and northwest of Aldrich Road and Kendall Street. 3) Northwest Wilmington - north of Salem Street to 600 feet south of the abandoned railroad line and west of the main line of the railroad to the Tewksbury Line. A large part of the northeastern half of the area in wetland. 4) Northeast - in the Nod Pond area and along the North Reading Line from Martins Brook to Route 125. The Well Field at Nod Pond separates the section along Andover Street from the rest of the "R" District, and a well field and numerous non-conforming lots - mostly "Town Owned" or Tax Delinquent lie south of Route 125. 5) The Northern Tip - above the Industrial Zone and Route 125 to Andover Line. The area west and north of Fosters Pond is proposed for a Town Forest in association with a similar use of lands in Andover - as projected by the Andover authorities. In all of these areas the large lot-size required appears to be appropriate, but, as in all other Towns today, the "validity" of large lots is being challenged as "Snob Zoning." The challenge is clearly not applicable to Wilmington where so large a proportion of the Town is zoned for 10,000 or 22,500 square foot lots. In fact, considering the soil conditions and the high proportion of the total area of the Town which is wetlands, there is a real question as to the ability of many of the smaller lots to handle the sanitary wastes of even a single dwelling without polluting the ground waters. Other towns have attempted to deal with this problem by including provisions in the Zoning By-Law to require that at least half of any lot shall be "buildable" land - and not too wet, steep or rocky to accomodate a septic tank and leaching field. The "SRA" and "SRB" - Single Residence Districts cover all of the rest of the Town except the Business and Industrial areas described below. In general the "10,000 area" - SRB District applies to scattered subdivisions within the larger SRA Districts except for a substantial area at Silver Lake and north of Glen Road. For practically all the "SRB" areas, the disposal of sanitary wastes is a cause of growing concern because continued development may "tip the scales" to compel installation of municipal sewerage. Residential Development is also permitted in a Neighborhood Business District, and under "special permit" under very limited conditions in the GB-General Business and Industrial Districts. For the past three years, petitions have been filed for inclusion in the Town Warrant to permit apartments, garden apartments, motels and other residential developments. To date, these proposals have failed approval by the Town Meeting. At the same time, the Planning Board has been considering alternative policies and procedures for Multi-Family Dwellings and Planned Unit Development. The problems involved are discussed in Part II in the Chapter on "Development Patterns" with a recommendation that the Town provide for "Planned Unit Development" with combinations of group housing and service business under prescribed rules and limitations. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT Industrial Districts have been established and developed: 1 ) In Southeast Wilmington in three connected blocks - for AVCO south of Lowell Street, on both sides of the railroad between Main and Woburn Streets and in the DiCenso Project east of Wobum Street to Interstate 93. Provisions for buffer areas around the residential areas and for industrial traffic across the residence districts are recommended. Safeguards are also needed against or for guidance of strip commercial development of frontages on Lowell and Main Streets. 2) In the central area - particularly west of the railroad and along part of Main Street where boundary adjustments require further study. 3) East of Interstate 93 and north of Concord Street along Fordham Road (Barbo Project) where again provisions for buffer areas adjoining residential districts are needed. 4) Two smaller Industrial Districts are shown on the Zoning Map - between Lubbers Brook and the railroad south of Concord Street and between Middlesex Avenue and the railroad south of the North Wilmington Grade Crossing. Both these sites are already occupied by Industries. The wetlands along Lubbers Brook severely restrict the size of the first of these districts and wetlands south of the second provide a buffer for the adjoining residential area. 5) North of Salem Street, - Nod Pond to the North Reading Line at the gravel pits, where a problem exists as to the "restoration" and future best use of the area after the gravel deposits are exhausted. 6) In the Northern Part of Wilmington along Route 125, Interstate 93, Ballardvale and Andover Streets. a. South of Route 125, most of the Industrial District west of the Electric Transmission line to 1-93 is either wet or well field; while northeast of the electric line, existing houses along Andover Street and extensive wetlands suggest that further study of this area would be advisable. b. North of Route 125 a current project for a "Route 125 Industrial Park" involves the extension of Upton Court for access to new Industrial Sites. This road should eventually be carried through to Ballardvale Street. Another road across this Industrial District is also proposed on the Streets and Highways Plan, and further study is needed on the appropriateness of the present arbitrary, straight-line, northern boundary of the Industrial District in relation to future resident development on the north. c. West of Interstate 93, almost all of the Industrial District east of the railroad is wet, while west of the railroad wetlands extend along the Tewksbury line leaving- only a completely unaccessible island around the former Wilmington Junction. It is therefore most unlikely that any of this area west of 1-93 will be developed in the foreseeable future. In summary, the Industrial Districts in the Southeast, Central, and Eastern sections of the Town are fast filling up, and in the Northern Sections development is beginning. There is room 30 for considerable further expansion of industry in Wilmington, but action is needed to assure the best boundaries for industrial districts, "buffers" along those boundaries, access to sites and across adjoining residential areas and guidance of "strip" frontage development on major streets. Additional areas suitable for industrial development are practically non-existent. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Business Development in Wilmington began around the railroad stations in the center and North Wilmington, and with "convenience" shops in scattered locations. The present zoning provides for General Business and Neighborhood Business Districts, - shown on the Zoning Map at: 1) North Wilmington for a small area on both sides of the railroad and adjoining an Industrial District. Most of the frontage is already occupied so that a grade separation of Middlesex Avenue with the railroad will be disruptive and difficult - but probably inevitable. It may be possible to expand the Business District to the north along Jefferson Avenue. 2) 350 feet of frontage on the north side of Lowell Street between West Street and the 1-93 Interchange - now occupied by a filling station. The adjoining Neighborhood Business District on the east will be wiped out by the completion of the Interchange, but the similar district on the west is ample for local business. 3) At the southeast corner of Lowell and Woburn Streets, Lucci occupies the General Business District with its local shopping facihties. 4) Strip frontage on the north side of Lowell Street from 200 feet west of Woburn Street to Dartmouth St. -with some scattered development. Since the opposite side of Lowell Street is all zoned Industrial - also permitting strip-business development, the two sides of the street must be considered together. This situation portends all the unfortunate aspects of "strip-zoning" with attendant traffic snarls, unsightly development and "blight." We long since learned that healthy business development requires con- centration on in-depth sites to provide for one-stop parking and comparative-price shopping. 5) A similar combination of Industry and General Business Districts is shown on the Zoning Map for both sides of Main Street for two and one half miles from the Woburn Line and Cook Street to Richmond Street, interrupted for only a short distance at Clark Street, and by the Town Forest or where major streams cross the> road. Much of this frontage is committed to existing industrial and business uses and the necessity of depth was recognized at Wilmington Plaza. Three sections of this long strip-zoning require attention : a. South of the Town Forest, as to the value of a narrow 150 foot strip for either business or industry on the west side of Main Street; b. Between the railroad overpass and Lowell Street, the wetlands along Maple Meadow Brook reduce the available area for development on both sides of the street, and the question should be raised whether the triangle between Main and Lowell Streets northwest of the brook is an appropriate or best location for a second major 31 shopping center? If it is, the whole triangle should be zoned and planned for that purpose, and if it is not the zoning should be revised in the opposite direction. c. From Lowell Street to Richmond Street, the opening of a New Route 129 By-Pass (Olson Street) will require major changes in the zoning boundaries east of Main Street as shown on the Plan for that project. These changes would extend the GB Zone to the west side of the new highway between Kiernan Avenue and Kirk Street and from opposite Bridge Land to opposite Richmond Street. 6) In 1969 the Town voted to re-zone the area between Interstate 93 and the Town Line and south of Concord Street to the Ipswich River to GB-General Business. The adjoining areas in North Reading and across Concord Street are zoned for Industry. 7) Other Neighborhood Business Districts shown on the Zoning Map include: a. Some 1 200 feet of frontage on the south side of Concord Street between Lubbers Brook and the railroad, backed up by an industrial District. The N.B. Zoning restricts the kinds of business beyond those allowed in Industrial Districts, but the 200 foot depth is inadequate for parking, buildings, etc. Access is restricted to Concord Street and the area is cut off or buffered (according to one's point of view) from the residential neighborhoods it would serve by the railroad and Lubbers Brook. b. Two small areas at Silver Lake and Main Street, - one south of the lake to Lubbers Brook on both sides of the highway and the other on the southeast corner of Main and Oakwood Road. In both cases the depth is inadequate, and the zoning would appear to be intended to legalize small existing business activities. c. Two "spot zones" of single lots, - one at Burlington Ave. and Forest Street and the other at Shawsheen Ave. and Hopkins Street, -in both cases to accomodate previously existing stores. They are both probably illegal under the Supreme Court ruling on Spot Zoning. The survival of these two neighborhood stores in the part of Wilmington west of the railroad points up the need to provide in plans for that section one or two larger Neighborhood Business Districts to serve the future population. Similar additional Neighborhood Business Districts will some day be needed near Salem Street between the railroad and the Tewksbury line, and to serve the extreme north section of the Town. 32 PROPOSED ZONING ACTIONS To guide further development and to protect and enhance the "quality of the environment", your Consultant recommends: 1 . Adoption of Flood Plain and Conservancy Zoning with appHcation to the wetlands for "shaping" of neighborhoods and protection of developed areas against floods, pollution, etc., and supporting actions as recommended in the following section "b. Open Spaces." 2. Addition of an "Institutional or Public Use" District apphed to Public and Tax Exempt Institutional Properties. 3. Buildable Area. Addition to the Zoning By-law of a requirement that at least half of any lot shall be "buildable" land and not too wet, steep, or rocky to accomodate septic tank and leaching fields. 4. Zoning changes in relation to opening of "New Route 129" (By-Pass). 5. Provision for variety and mixture of residential types in Planned Unit Development or "Clusters." 6. Further and continuing review of the Zoning Map for possible desirable changes or adjustments, with particular attention to : a. Soil conditions of each "SRB" District in relation to disposal of sanitary wastes; b. Substitution of concentrated, in depth, business areas for "strip zoning" along major thorofares; and of continuous review of the wording of the Zoning By-Law for adjustment to changing conditions, refinements and clarification. HISTORIC DISTRICTS The chapter of this Report on "Historical Background" emphasizes the special values in the character of areas around the Town Common and at other historic sites. Under Chapter 40 C of the General Laws, cities and towns can establish "Historic Districts" with a Commission having authority to issue "Certificates of appropriateness" for changes in the external appearance of buildings and structures in such Districts. Action for this purpose by the Tovm Meeting is required to follow a report by an Historic District Study Committee. Your Planning Consultant urges early and intensive study of the desirability of Historic Districts in Wilmington, and action by the Town Meeting to take advantage of the powers granted under Chapter 40 C. General Laws. 33 OPEN SPACE PLAN A N D O V E R PUBLIC AND SEMI-PUBLIC OWNED LAND (EXISTING AND PROPOSED) FLOOD PLAIN OR CONSERVANCY ZONING EASEMENTS [l],.-, EXISTING SCHOOL SITES !JPI\ PROPOSED Q NEIGHBORHOOD GREENS TOWN BEACHES SKATING PONDS BOATING FACILITIES (SAILING, ROWING CAMPING PICNICKING «:> FISHING ACCESS SITES COURT SPORTS PUBLIC GOLF COURSE b sk wp SCENIC OUTLOOK TRAILS AND PATHS PEDESTRIAN- SAFE STREETS WILDLIFE PRESERVE OPEN SPACES DESIRABLE FOR FUTURE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT Wl LM I NGTO N WILMINGTON PLANNING BOARD CHARLES W. ELIOT, PLANNING CONSULTANT 0.5 mile 1.0 B. OPEN SPACE PLAN The Open Space Plan for Wilmington, - prepared in the Consultant's office by Roy Mann, Landscape Architect, - was presented to a large meeting of Town Officials and Citizens at the Public Library on September 16, 1969. The Plan builds directly on the previous proposals in the 1957 General Plan, 1960 School and Recreation Report, and the Hill and Associates School Planning Study; as well as on the Land Use Map, the studies of the Conservation Commission, and the Interpretive Soil Survey. In addition, references are made in the Plan Report to the Open Space Plans of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the Department of Natural Resources, Water Resources Commission, Ipswich River Watershed Commission and to studies by Whitman and Howard for Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage. Proposed Open Spaces in the Plan reflect the unusually large proportion of the Town which are Wetlands (partially protected by the Hatch Act and Inland Wetlands Act) and of great importance for water supply to not only Wilmington but also to all the cities and towns drawing from the Ipswich River. Differing degrees of protection and ownership of these wetlands are proposed according to the kind and degree of pubhc interest or use which is involved. Flood Plain Zoning under the Police Power is proposed for areas subject to flooding along all the principal streams and Conservancy Zoning is recommended for the extensive headwater swamps. Conservation Easements can appropriately back-up zoning where public access is not involved, and rights of way are sufficient in many cases for bridle or bicycle paths; but for well-fields, water storage areas, recreation, stream corridors, etc., fee ownership is recommended. The features of the water or wetland-oriented portions of the Open Space Plan are two possible storage-recreation reservoirs on Maple Meadows and Lubbers and a wild life area on Mill Brook - all near or on the Burlington line; a Central Conservation Area between the High School and proposed South Intermediate School at the confluence of Mill Brook and Maple Meadow Brook; and major "recreation areas" on Martins and Gowings Brook and at Nod Pond. Sections of the Middlesex Canal (and Taylor's Pond) are proposed for preservation; and paths, pedways or trails would be developed along the Canal and several streams to provide access to recreation and school areas. All of the shores of Silver Lake would be set aside for recreational use. The northernmost and highest point in Wilmington is proposed as a Town Forest, and lands and facilities for "active" recreation are proposed to be provided in association with schools wherever possible. A system of neighborhood "greens" is also included in the Open Space Plan. To implement the Open Space Plan, the Planning Consultant has recommended: 1. A concerted campaign for gifts of land or of easements; and, where gifts are not forthcoming for the negotiation of options to purchase either fee title or easements; 2. Establishment by the Town Meeting of a Revolving Fund for options and/or purchases, reimbursable when purchases are consummated or State-Federal Grants received. 3. Assignment by Town Meeting of "Town-Owned" parcels in open space projects to Conservation Commission, Water Commissioners, School Board or other appropriate agency; 4. Inauguration of procedure to clear "tax-title properties" to degree appropriate for further assignment by the Town Meeting to appropriate agencies. 35 5. Authorization and Appropriation by the Town Meeting of funds for acquisition of lands and/or rights in land, with early action for: a. Completion of Hathaway Acres-Martins Brook Project; b. Consolidation of properties in the Central Valley Project, with lands now assigned to Conservation Commission and Town-Owned and Tax-Title properties; c. Similar consoHdation of properties in Upper Mill Brook and Upper Lubbers Brook Valleys; d. Completion of Silver Lake Project; and e. Additions to School Sites for recreation - particularly at 1) High School, 2) North Intermediate, 3) Woburn, etc. and new sites for 1) South Intermediate, 2) Taylor's Pond Elementary and on 3) Salem Street, etc. 6. Opening Negotiations with Ipswich River Commission and neighboring towns con- cerning projects in which they are involved ; 7. Approval by the Town Meeting of provisions in the Zoning By-Law for a Flood Plain District and for application to areas subject to flooding along principal streams, and 8. Extension of Flood Plain (or Conservancy) Zoning to additional wetland areas as reliable data becomes available on levels and boundaries of areas subject to perennial floods. 9. Clarification and simplification of jurisdiction and responsibilities of Town agen- cies - such as Park and Recreation Commission, Conservation Commission, Water Commissioners, etc. for care, protection, maintenance and development of Open Space Properties. 10. Authority to designated agencies to formulate and issue "rules and regulations" governing uses of open spaces assigned to their care. This listing of recommended immediate actions is not, of course, exclusive, and should not inhibit or delay consideration of other possibilities of timing or financing any or all of the Open Space proposals. Your Consultant has pointed out, for instance, that the most economical procedure to carry out the Open Space Plan would probably be to acquire all the needed lands and rights-in-land now in a single "package." The value of those lands is sure to increase as the pressures of Metropolitan Development continue to grow; and State and Federal assistance appears to be assured up to 75 percent of the costs. C. STREETS AND HIGHWAYS The studies and planning for alleviation of traffic congestion, service of industrial and commercial developments, and for provision of adequate routes for "through" traffic have produced a proposed Street and Highway Plan. This Plan and the report explaining it propose a system of major streets in five categories: Expressways; Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Routes, and Collector Streets. 37 The Expressways in Wilmington are Interstate Highway 93 and State Highway 125, and the threatened "Middle Belt." The Plan calls for a Lowell Connector or "Cain Highway" to be added. The Primary Routes (100 foot Right of Way) shown on the Plan are: 1 . The New Route 1 29 - by-passing the central section of Main Street from Shawsheen Ave. via the Richmond St. Bridge to the "Olson St." alignment and Lowell Street. 2. Lowell Street from 1-93 to Wobum Street; and 3. Wobum Street from the Wobum hne to Eames Street, and a new - 4. Extension of Eames Street to Lowell Street. The Secondary Routes (80-66 foot Right of Way) are: 1 . All of Main Street - Route 38 ; 2. A new Alternative 38 extending a project in Wobum from the Wobum line through the Redevelopment Project, to Main Street at the Greer Plant; 3. A West Street By-Pass - from Suncrest Ave. to Lowell Street; 4. Route 62 - with adjustments for railroad grade separations at North Wilmington and at Route 38, easing comers and altemative location for Burlington Avenue; 5. Connection of Route 125 to Route 62 via Ballardvale at the North Intermediate School, and a new street; 6. A Cross-Town Route via Concord, a new road north of and crossing Glen Road to the new Richmond Street Bridge, and by Aldrich Road and a new street to Forest Street and the Burlington Line; and 7. "Orleans" Street from opposite Eames Street Extension to opposite Wildwood at Woburn. The Tertiary Routes (60 foot Right of Way) shown on the Plan include: 1 . Industrial Way and the proposed "Bachman Way" in the DiCenso Industrial Area; 2. West Street, southeast of Suncrest Ave.; 3. Eames Street and McKelvey Street into Wobum; 4. Chestnut Street, connected with Boutwell Street, and extended to Hopkins and Lake Streets; 5. Burlington Avenue; 6. Western portions of Forest, Aldrich and Hopkins Streets; 7. Shawsheen Avenue and Nichols Avenue 8. Salem Street - outside Route 62; 9. Middlesex Ave., - outside Route 62; 10. Wobum-Andover from Wildwood to Andover Line; 1 1 . Ballardvale Street; and 12. A new road from "Cain Highway" Interchange to Route 125 to serve the Industrial District in that part of the Town. 39 The Implementation and effectiveness of the Streets and Highways Plan calls for immediate attention and action in three categories: First priority concerns Route 129 -now along Lowell and Main Streets and Shawsheen Avenue - to provide a New Route 1 29 as a State Highway, but with immediate action to provide the right-of-way for the project by layout of road hnes and/or building lines. Beginning with the already committed project for a new bridge over the railroad (at Richmond Street) and approached from Shawsheen Avenue at Aldrich Street to Main Street; and continuing southeasterly on a new right-of-way by a long curve to about 900 feet east of the Wilmington Plaza and roughly parallel with Main Street (including Olson Street) to join Lowell and Main Streets near the intersection of those roads. It is recommended that this New Route 129 be "layed out" at a width of 100 feet with or without the cooperation of the county and the State Department of Public Works, but with renewed and constant pressure for State participation and action. For the Lowell Street portion of Route 129, it is recommended that: a. The Selectmen "lay out" a widening of Lowell Street from Interstate 93 to Woburn Street at 100 feet and establish a building line for Lowell Street from Woburn Street to Main Street to safeguard a future right-of-way of 80 feet in that section and that b. The State Department of Public Works take immediate steps to acquire the land necessary to provide the two missing lobes of the Interchange between Interstate 93 and Route 129. Second priority involves service to industrial developments and provision of access and egress from the DiCenso Industrial Park and projects on Woburn and Fames Streets. It is recommended that: a. to free West Street of heavy truck traffic, the Selectmen lay out and the Town undertake to improve a new 80 foot "no-frontage" street from the corner of West Street and Suncrest Avenue, along the east edge of the so-called "Hospital Site", to the widened Lowell Street recommended above. b. to provide for traffic now using narrow Woburn Street, south of Lowell Street, that the Selectmen 1. Lay out a widening of Woburn Street from the Woburn line to Fames Street to 100 feet (now 50 feet); and 2. Lay out an Fxtension of Fames Street with 100 foot right-of-way from Woburn Street to the widened Lowell Street opposite Orleans Street. 3. Seek the cooperation of the State in the replacement of the Fames Street Bridge over the main line of the railroad with appropriate widening and/or realighment of the roadway. c. to provide an Alternate Route 38, alleviating traffic on Main Street, that the Town cooperate with the City of Woburn in development of a major street using the abandoned railroad right-of-way in Woburn, across the Wilmington Redevelopment Project and Fames Street to Main Street south of the Greer Plant. 40 Third priority among the street and highway projects requiring immediate attention should go to proposals for a "Middle Belt" and other through routes across the Town. It is recommended that: a. The Town continue and intensify its opposition, in association with other towns, to the so-called "Middle Belt" expressway across Wilmington by either of the routes surveyed and studied by Highway Consultants (Howard, Needles) to the State Department of Public Works; but, at the same time and in recognition of the need for improved facilities for east-west traffic across Wilmington over those now provided by Route 62 and other local streets, that b. The Town take early action to develop the proposed East-West Route shown on the General Plan using a widened Concord Street, new road from Middlesex Avenue opposite Concord-Federal Street to the new Route 1 29 (Richmond Street) Bridge, and via Aldrich Street and new parallel roads to Aldrich and Forest Streets, to the Town line at Burlington Avenue. A fourth Priority involves Nichols Street where a new bridge over the railroad is under construction. Funds associated with that project will "lapse" unless immediate steps are taken to use them for widening the bridge approaches, on both sides of the bridge - to Shawsheen Avenue on the east and to the Tewksbury Line on the west. The right of way should be 60 feet in width (50 foot minimum) to provide the same roadway as at the bridge and at least one sidewalk. These priority projects are, of course, only a few of the many proposals for street and highway improvements in the General Plan; and immediate attention to those cited above must not preclude concern with protection of opportunities to carry out other important projects against developments and buildings in their paths. Some of these other projects can be implemented as properties through which the proposed major routes would pass are subdivided. Still others may require emergency action to establish building-lines. The Planning Board and other Town Officials must be vigilant in protection and adjustment of the Street and Highway plan. OTHER TRANSPORTATION ELEMENTS The conflicts between highway and rail transportation facilities require continuance of the program for new and improved grade separations beyond the Nichols Avenue and New Richmond Street Bridge Projects now under construction or "in planning." Next in line are: New Route 129 over the Wildcat Railroad; Burlington Ave. (Route 62) replacement; Middlesex Ave. (Route 62) in North Wilmington; Alternate Route 62 (Concord to Richmond Street Bridge) with grade separations at B & M Line and the Wildcat ; Replacement of bridges at Lake Street, Butters Row and possibly Fames Street. Passenger service by rail, rapid transit and buses must be continued and improved. As discussed in Part II of this Report, "Budd-liner" service on the railroads will presumably be continued under contract or directly by the M.B.T.A. and there is need for expanded parking faciUties at each stop with some more equitable allocation of costs for both the rail service and for the provision of parking facilities. Among the several terminal points under discussion for the "Orange" Rapid Transit Line, the most advantageous to Wilmington appears to be at Route 129 (Lowell Street) with the recommended 3000 parking facilities northeast of the Interchange with Interstate 93 in Reading. Electric and telephone Wires now carried on overhead lines along many Wilmington roads might be put underground with Town-Utility cooperation under Chapter 766 - Acts of 1 969. The Town should seek underground installation of all new extensions and replacements of existing overhead lines. COMMUNITY FACILITIES Several subjects discussed separately in the main body of the Report can be summarized under this heading, including Schools and Recreation Other Public Buildings and Services Water, Sewer and Waste Disposal Schools and Recreation are grouped together in pursuance of the present policy in Wilmington to make effective use of school plants for "out of school hours" use by the community. The School Studies by Hill and Associates have been used in the General Planning Project with general concurrence with the policies and programs for 1 . Phasing out the older schools with conversion of several of them to recreational or other uses: a. West School - to Well-field b. Center School - for Town Offices c. Buzzell School - for Curriculum Center d. Swain School - for School Administration e. Whitefield School - for Recreation Center f. Rogers School - for recreation facility at Silver Lake g. Walker School - previously (1957) for Town Hall or now for Recreation Center with Rotary Park. Detailed discussion of these possibilities is contained in the Open Space Plan. 2. Acquistion of sufficient additional land to accommodate both school needs and community use of facilities at: a. The High School - with the currently proposed major addition to the build- ings - towards Wildwood Street and to the east; b. Site for future South Intermediate or Elementary School - east of Maple Meadow Brook and north of the gas pipeUne (Allen and other properties) of at least 20 acres adjoining Conservation Project. c. Additions to North Intermediate, Woburn, Wildwood and other Schools; and d. New Sites for future Schools including 1 . South Elementary - southwest of Taylor's Pond 2. Northeast Elementary - N.W. corner Salem and Woburn Streets 3. Northwest Elementary. North of Salem and West of R.R. 3. School Building Projects - currently (April 1970) under discussion - include a major addition to the High School and either additions to the North Intermediate and West Intermediate Schools or a new South Intermediate School. Other Public Buildings and Facilities In spite of the recommendations in the General Plan of 1957 and in the 1960 Report on "Capital Budget" for consolidation of offices, meeting rooms, library, pohce and fire stations, laboratories, garages, sheds, etc. in a "Town Center", Wilmington has instead constructed, rented or adapted separate facilities in separate structures for fire, pohce, public works, cemetery, library. Planning Board and conservation, school administration and for the water and Public Building departments; and rearranged the Town Hall at intervals to adjust as well as possible to pressures for additional space and services. The result of this "policy" or lack of poUcy, is that the Town's business is now conducted in over twelve different buildings scattered over the Town. PoUcies recommended to meet this situation are: 1 . Maximum use should be made of existing structures and faciUties already owned by the Town; but a. For the convenience of citizens doing business with Town Officials and De- partments, and b. For the efficient conduct of the pubhc business - ■i ^3 2. Administrative and Business activities of Town Departments should be concentrated in the same building, area or part of Town. a. Economy and Efficiency in the use of space, equipment and services dictate - 3. Garages, Equipment Sheds and Equipment for pubhc works, maintenance of buildings and grounds, etc. should be grouped for joint use, care and protection. 4. Police, Fire and Civil Defense should be served by and service a single communication, system. a. The large investment in buildings, plant, grounds, etc. for a single purpose such as schools, emphazises the importance of further efforts to continue and expand the present "policy" that - 5. Multiple uses of school plants and other pubhc buildings should be arranged whenever possible (such as community use of Schools in out-of-school hours, use of Library for school library, use of well-fields for certain kinds of recreation, etc.). Specifically - the long-range plans call for: 1 . Concentration of Administrative and Business activities of the Town and School Department on the Center-Swain-Buzzell Site in converted or new structures; 2. A centralized fire-police-communication service developed around the present Fire and Police Stations on Church Street at Olson and Adelaide Streets with needed additions; 3. Future Fire Sub-Stations in North and West Wilmington; 4. Grouping of Garage, Sheds and Equipment for all departments. Water and Sewer Facilities have been the subjects of study and reports by Whitman and Harvard - Civil Engineers over the years, and their recommendations have been used as the basis for those aspects of planning which affect or are effected by their proposals. The General Plan also takes into consideration other related aspects such as: For Water Supply - rehance on the Ipswich River for water supply to other cities and towns, the need for impoundment or detention reservoirs on the watershed to augment low flows, the possible need for supplemental water from outside the watershed, and the "multiple" or recreational use of reservoirs, well fields, etc. The General Plan proposes two "reservoirs" on sites identified by the Soil Conservation Service in the Ipswich River Study of 1 9 : a. On Maple Meadow Brook with a dam at the Middlesex Canal Crossing to elevation 86 or 90 which will back water up to Chestnut Street at several points and almost to the Burlington Line on Cold Spring Brook; and b. On Lubbers Brook at the middle pond where a future extension of Boutwell Street will cross, and backing water into Billerica and Burlington to approximately elevation 102 or 104. These reservoirs might logically be constructed by the Ipswich River Watershed Commission, but Wilmington will have to request the Commission to do so. The Open Space Plan proposes the recreational use of Well fields to the greatest extent possible without endangering the purity of the water supply. For Sewers , the Town has appHed for Federal Assistance to extend the existing sewers which drain into the M.D.C. Trunk at the Woburn line and in general accordance with the plans presented with the 1965 Kilgore Report of Whitman & Howard, Inc. The order and timing for the provision of sewerage in Wilmington must reflect the growth of the Town and the ability of the soils to absorb septic tank overflows and to serve as leaching fields. The planning policies for guidance of development as proposed in this General Plan Report would attempt to postpone the heavy investment required for sewerage, to take maximum advantage of Federal and State aid, and to order construction in consonance with zoning changes and the progress of building development. The Town must accept the hard fact that control of pollution of the Water Supplies in the Ipswich River Basin will sooner or later require the construction of a sewerage on the scale of the plans in the Kilgore Report. Solid Waste Disposal is now handled in Wilmington by contract with a private contractor who operates a dump west of Old Main Street near the Edison Co. Transmission Line and Cold Spring Brook. The dump is close to the Brook and someday may pollute its waters. Recent legislation places further limits on the general practice of waste disposal in "dumps." The area in which the present dump is located is shown on the General Plan as inundated by the proposed Maple Meadow Reservoir. It is recommended that the Town explore with adjoining Municipalities the possibilities for a Regional Solid Waste Disposal Facihty or Facilities. The expenses involved in land, structures (incinerator) equipment and operation appear to be so great that no single municipality can afford to "go it alone" on Waste disposal. Naturally, the site of a Waste disposal Facility will reflect the convenience of the particular group of municipalities it is to serve. Thus, if the region centers around Woburn a site at or near the present Woburn Dump would appear appropriate ; or, if Wilmington joins with Andover and North Reading in such a project one of the "devasted" gravel pits in the north end of Wilmington may be the best site. Negotiations are the first step, - to arrange with a group of municipalities for necessary studies and plans by a qualified firm of Sanitary Engineers. Health Facihties . Public-spirited citizens have organized a campaign to construct a hospital in Wilmington and have acquired a site for that purpose on the south side of Lowell Street, west of West Street. It is not clear at this writing as to how a hospital or other health facility in Wilmington will fit into the "hierarchy" of such facilities on a regional basis. There is no Metropolitan Plan for Health Facilities although the experts in the field are all agreed that a regional approach to the problems of health care is essential to make the best use of the limited financial resources which are available to cover the huge costs. It is recommended that those concerned for health services in Wilmington continue and press their efforts to secure "regional" agreements and participation in further actions for a hospital or other health facility which may be located in Wilmington. Index Title Page Accepted Streets 54 Board of Appeals 48 Board of Assessors 9 Board of Health 34 Board of Registrars 11 Board of Selectmen 1 Boards, Committees, and Commissions 7 Building Inspector 30 By-Law Study Committee 19 iCemetery Department Z4 Conservation Commission 42 Constable 58 !:Directory of Officials 6 Dog Officer 38 Drug Committee 23 ■Fire Department 25 Highway Department 26 [Jury List 44 Librarian 40 Library Trustees 39 Permanent Building Committee 43 Planning Board 18 Police Department 20 Public Buildings Department 31 Recreation Commission 27 I Redevelopment Authority 59 jReserve Fund Transfers 60 [iSchool Committee 61 i Sealer of Weights & Measures 47 iShawsheen Valley Technical School 70 . superintendent of Schools 64 Town Accountant . 131 Town Clerk 12 . Town Collector 10 Town Counsel 14 Town Manager 2 Town Meeting .Annual Town Meeting - March 7, 1970 75 . State Primary Sept. 15, 1970 Ill .State Election Nov. 3, 1970 114 . Special Town Meeting . Nov. 21, 1970 119 i " own T rea surer 17 ree Department 28 j ''eterans Agent 29 /ater & Sewer Department 32 i-ppendix: Comprehensive Master Plan Summary n iHemonam FIRE ALARM SIGNALS 32 Boutwell School 33 Buzzell School 35 Center School 37 Glen Rd. School 38 High School 41 Mildred Rogers School 42 North Intermediate School 43 West School 44 Swain School 46 Walker School 47 West Intermediate School 48 West School 49 Shawsheen School 51 Whitefield School 53 Wlldwood School 54 Woburn Street School 121 Main & Church Sts. 122 Main & Middlesex Ave 1222 Carr Fastener 123 Main & Clark Sts. 124 Washington Ave. 125 Wilmington Plaza 126 Main St. & Bridge Lane 127 Brand Ave. & Wiser St. 1 28 Baker St. & Taplin Ave. 129 Phillips Ave. & Wiser St. 131 Hobson Ave. & Miles St. 132 Main St. & Massachusetts Ave. 133 Massachusetts Ave. & River St. 134 Main & Harnden Sts. 135 St. Dorothy's Church 136 Veranda Ave. 137 Main St. & Grove Ave. 138 Grove & Wild Aves. 139 Grove Ave & Burnap St. 141 Grove Ave. & Lake St. 142 Main St. & Glen Rd. 143 Main & Lake Sts. 144 Lake St. & Warren Rd. 146 Main & Davis Sts. 147 Fairfield Ave. 148 Marjorie Rd. 149 Main St. at Tewksbury Line 211 Burlington & Floradale Aves. 21 1 1 Diamond Crystal Salt Company 21 12 Sweetheart Plastic Corp. 212 Burlington Ave. & Harris St. 213 Cedar St. & Burt Rd. 214 Deming Way (Old Age Housing) 215 Burlington Ave. & Chestnut St. 216 Chestnut St. & Butters Row 217 Chestnut St. & Mill Rd. 218 Chestnut St. & Hillside Way 219 Hillside Way at Burlington Line 221 Chestnut St. near Golf Club 222 Chestnut St. at Woburn Line 223 Marion & Day Sts. 224 Marion & Clifton Sts. 225 Marion St. to Chestnut St. 226 Roberts Road 227 Burlington Ave. & Boutwell St. 228 Boutwell St. & Taft Rd. 229 Taft & Swain Rds. 231 Roosevelt Rd. 232 Burlington Ave. & Dell Drive 233 Burlington Ave. & Swain Rd. 234 Beech St. 235 Burlington Ave. & Forest St. 236 Burlington Ave. at Burlington Line 237 Forest St. & Congress St. 238 Forest St. & Randolph Rd. 239 Forest St. & Cochrane Rd. 241 Elwood Rd. 242 Forest St. & Edwards Rd. 251 Shawsheen Ave. & Canal St. 252 Canal St. & Burt Rd. 253 Grand St. 254 Nassau Ave. & Dunton Rd. 255 Shawsheen Ave. & Carter Lane 256 Carter Lane Norfolk St. 257 Amherst Rd. 258 Auburn Ave. 259 Ferguson Rd. 261 Shawsheen Ave. & Aldrich Rd. 262Aldrich Rd. & Hardin St. 263 Aldrich Rd. & ^ Kendall St. 'Wi 264 Aldrich Rd. & Boutwell St. 265 Aldrich Rd. & Forest St 266 Winston Ave. 267 Aldrich Rd. at Billerica Line 268 Shawsheen Ave. near Cranberry Bog 269 Wilton Drive 271 Shawsheen Ave. & Bond St. 273 Shawsheen Ave. & Hopkins St. 274 Hopkins & Columbia Streets 275 Hopkins & Dorchester Streets 276 Hopkins St. at Billerica Line 277 Shawsheen Ave. & Nichols St. 278 Nichols St. & Fairmeadow Rd. 279 Fairmeadow & Jere Rds. 281 Nichols St. at Billerica Line 282 Shawsheen Ave. at Billerica Line 311 Main St. & Dublin Ave. 312 Main & Lowell Sts. 3121 Hayden Mica Co. 313 Main St. & Butters Row 314 Main St. at Town Park 315 Main & EamesSts. 316 Eames St. 3i32 Polyvinal Chemical 3161 J.W. Greer Co. 3162 National Polychemical Co., Inc. 3163 Dragon Cement Co. 3164 Raffi SiSwanson Inc. 317 Cook Ave. 318 Main St. at Woburn Line 321 Lowell & Parker Sts. 322 Parker & Blackstone Streets 323 Lowell & Cross Sts. 324 Lowell & Bay Sts. 3241 Avco Corp. 325 Lowell & Woburn Sts. 326 Woburn & Elm Sts. 327 Woburn St. & Brentwood Ave. 328 Wobum St. & Mors6 Av6, 329 Woburn & Eames Sts. 3291 Terrell Corp. 3292 I nt. Salt 3293 NAPA 3294 Ritter Trucking 3295 Nova Devices 331 Woburn St. & Industrial Way 3313 Commodity Warehouse 3314 Market Forge 3315 Smithcraft 332 Strout Ave. 333 Lowell St. & Woodland Rd. 334 Lowell & West Sts. 335 West St. & Westdale Avenue 336 Ayotte St. & Crest Avenue 337 Nickerson Ave. 338 West St. & Suncrest Ave. 339 Suncrest Ave. & Meadow Lane 341 West St. & Industrial Way Way 3412 Compugraphics 3413 Scully Signal 3415 Ling Electronics 342 Lowell St., Rte. 93 and Reading Line 41 1 Church St., Fire Station 412 Church & Columbia Sts. 413 Church & Beacon Sts. 414 Beacon St. & Belmont Ave. 415 State St. & Fairview Ave. 416 Church & Clark Sts. 417 Methodist Church 418 Church St. & Thurston Ave. 419 Church & ActamsSts. 421 Chandler & Kelley Rds. 422 Adams St. Ext. 423 Church St. & Middlesex Ave. 4231 New Library 424 Middlesex Ave. & Adelaide St. 425 Middlesex Ave. & Clark St. 426 Clark St. & Railroad Ave. 427 Middlesex Ave. & Adams St. 428 St. Thomas' Church 429 Middlesex Ave. & School St. 431 School St. & Drury Lane 432 Drury Lane & Loumac Rd. 433 Powderhouse Circle 434 Middlesex Ave. & Wildwood St. 435 Wildwood St. near Cemetery 436 Wildwood St. near Vets Housing 437 Wildwood & Woburn Streets 438 Wing Rd. 51 1 Middlesex Ave. & Glen Rd. 512 Glendale Circle 513 Glen Rd. & Lawrence St. 514 Lawrence St. & Lawrence Ct. 51 5 LawrerKe St. & Hamlin Lane 516 Gten Rd. at R.R. Crossing 517 Glen Rd. & Fay St. 518 Glen Rd. a King St. 519 King St. & Garden 521 King& Kilby Sts. 522 King & Broad Sts. 523 Glen Rd. & Cypress St. 524 Glen Rd. & Brattle St. 525 Glen Rd. & Harnden St. 526 Glen & Miller Rds. 527 Faulkner & Beeching Aves. 528 Faulkner & Allston Aves. 529 Jones Ave. 531 Town Hall 532 Congregational Church 533 Middlesex Ave. & Federal St. 534 Federal & Concord Streets 535 Federal & Grant Sts. 536 Federal & Wilson Sts. 537 Federal & Lincoln Sts. 538 Federal & Pershing Sts. 539 Federal & Library Sts. 541 Federal & Woburn Sts. 542 Woburn & West Sts. 543 West & Kilmarnock Sts. 545 Woburn St. at R.R. Crossing 546 Concord & Woburn Sts. 5461 Photon 547 Concord St. at Rte. 93 5471 Compugraphics, Concord St, 5472 Dynamics Research 5475 Volkswagen 5478 Machinist for Electronics 5479 Barbo 548 Concord St. at North Reading Line 549 Woburn St. at 281 551 Middlesex & Mystic Aves. 551 1 Avco, North Wilmington 5512 Photon, Inc. 551 3 D.F. Munroe Paper Co. 5514 Waltham Door & Window Co. 552 Middlesex Ave. & Shady Lane Drive 5521 Mytron Inc. 553 Shady Lane Drive & Oakdale Rd. 554 Shady Lane Drive & Birchwood Rd. 555 Shady Lane Drive & Sprucewood Rd. 556 Pinewood & Oakdale Roads 557 Birchwood & Judith Rds. 558 Shady Lane Drive & Lawrence St. 61 1 No. Wilmington Shopping Center 612 Middlesex Ave. & North St. 613 North St. & Pineridge Rd. 614 North St. & Marcia Rd. 615 Middlesex Ave. & High St. 616 Linda & Carolyn Rds. 617 High & Woburn Sts. 618 Woburn & Park Sts. 619 Park St. & Gowing Rd. 621 Gowing & Marcus Rds. 622 Park St. at No. Reading Line 623 Middlesex Ave. & Salem St. 624 Arlene & Catherine Aves. 625 Barbara & Dorothy Aves. 626 Salem St. at R.R. Crossing 627 Salem & Cunningham Streets 628 Salem St. & McDonald Rd. 629 McDonald Rd. to End 631 Royal St. 632 Salem St. at Tewksbury Line 633 Salem & Ballardvale Streets 634 Ballardvale St. at Rte. 125 635 Ballardvale St. st No. 21 1 5351 Charles River Breeding Laboratories 636 Ballardvale St. at No. 326 637 Ballardvale St. at Andovi Line 638 Salem St. at Rte. 93 639 Salem & Woburn Sts. - 641 Woburn St. & Hathaway Rd. 642 Hawthorne Rd. 643 Hathaway & Sheridan Rds. 644 Hathaway & Gunderson Roads 645 Salem St. & Thrush Rd. 646 Thrush Rd. & Marie Drive 647 Salem St. at North Reading Line 6471 Cronin's Pit 6472 Benevento's Pit 648 Woburn & Andover Streets 6481 Pumping Station (Water Dept.) 6482 AInsworth Road 6483 Highway Dept. 649 Andover St. & Rte. 125; 651 Andover St. at No. 319 652 Andover St. at Andover ' Line SPECIAL SIGNALS 1 Test 2 All out (test 9 a.m. & 9 p.m.) 3 Special Call 4 Brush Fire 5 Police Call 666 Civil Defense 7 Boy Scouts 22 No School (6:30 a.m., 7:00 a.m. & 7:15a.m.) 2 Followed by 3 rounds of box - second alarm 3 Followed by 3 rounds of box - general alarm MUTUAL AID (two rounds only) 8 Out of Town 81 To Andover 82 To Billerica 83 To Burlington 84 To Lowell 85 To No. Reading 86 To Reading 87 To Tewksbury 88 To Woburn FIRE - AMBULANCE EMERGENCY: 658-3200 658-3346 POLICE EMERGENCY: 658-3331 658-5071 658-5072 935-5966 TOWN HALL 658-3311 935-5596 TOWN HALL ANNEX 657-751 1 DELANEY PRESS, MELROSE, MASS.